Social Media and Mental Health

Science for the Public: Contemporary Science Issues & Innovations
February 21, 2023 Belmont Media Center (zoom)

Jacqueline Sperling, Ph.D., Program Director, McLean Hospital Anxiety Mastery Program; and Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.

As the negative effects of social media increase, parents, educators, and health professionals are searching for solutions. Teens are especially susceptible to the problem. Dr. Jacqueline Sperling describes the addictive nature of social media and its impact on self-esteem and attention span. She offers some possible solutions.

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