US Psychology Expert Announces The Biggest Damage Social Media Has Done in The Human Mind
Social media doesn’t end in counting the benefits and harms of modern society. Over the years, one of the biggest harms of social media, which has frequently occupied the agenda at the academy, has been identified.
According to US psychology expert Dr Pamela Rutledge, social media causes the greatest harm, rather than the addiction, which creates manipulative methods to create information pollution and reduce people’s critical thinking skills.
A press conference by Dr Pamela Rutledge, director of the Center for Media Psychology Research in California, USA, said:
“The danger of social media is not a number of ‘added’ features, but rather the lack of critical thinking and cross-information control, so misinformation, propaganda and aggressive behavior lead to a lack of social habits to prevent psychological pressures and insults”
Rutledge noted that various control methods have been developed by misinformation of social media users:
“Technophobia will focus and it will turn out to be a small percentage of people who are actually suffering from addiction, and there are people who need to learn to manage their time, behavior and use technologies to achieve their goals.”
Rutledge says social media addiction is not as much as thought:
“Addiction is a medical diagnosis with specific criteria. Most of what people call social media addiction is not really that kind of addiction.
Stressing that a real addiction is usually caused by certain technological tools outside social networks, the psychology expert said that there are many problems with psychic health under nevery.
“Empirically difficult to isolate the cause and outcome, or distinguish technological dependence from depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and so on from another common phenomenon”
Thus, he emphasized that many psychological problems are not actively dependent on the use of internet and social networks, so simply shortening the time spent on the internet will not solve these problems that a mental health professional must overcome.