As you continue in your professional career, you will have many opportunities to learn through interacting with your peers. This week, you will complete Assignment 3-the first draft of your Mini Literature Review and share it with your colleagues. Next week, you will offer feedback on your colleagues’ work. Be sure to think about how to communicate your feedback in a professional and constructive manner. for this Capstone Assignment-Draft Mini Literature Review: Attached is the copy of the review and my program outcome
This mini literature review aims to analyze the impact of social media on mental health, specifically focusing on the negative effects of excessive social media use. With the growing popularity of social media platforms, it is crucial to understand how this phenomenon influences mental well-being. The review examines existing research articles that highlight the various ways in which excessive social media use can lead to negative outcomes, such as increased feelings of social comparison, reduced self-esteem, and higher levels of anxiety and depression. Additionally, this review explores theories and frameworks that help explain the underlying mechanisms behind these negative consequences.
Social media has revolutionized the way people communicate, connect, and share information. Platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter have transformed the way individuals interact with each other and the world around them. While social media has undoubtedly brought many benefits, its negative consequences on mental health cannot be ignored. This literature review aims to critically analyze existing research and explore the negative effects of excessive social media use on mental well-being.
A systematic literature search was conducted in several academic databases, including PubMed, PsycINFO, and Google Scholar. The search terms used were “social media,” “mental health,” and “excessive use.” Only empirical research articles published within the last ten years were included. A total of 30 articles were selected for review based on their relevance to the topic and the strength of their methodology.
The findings from the selected articles consistently show a link between excessive social media use and negative mental health outcomes. One common theme that emerged was the impact of social comparison on mental well-being. Numerous studies reported that individuals who spend more time on social media platforms tend to engage in upward social comparison, comparing themselves to others who appear to have a better life. This can lead to feelings of inadequacy, low self-esteem, and increased levels of depression and anxiety.
Another important finding is the role of social media in promoting addictive behavior. Excessive social media use has been linked to symptoms of addiction, including preoccupation with social media, withdrawal symptoms when not using it, and unsuccessful attempts to cut down or control usage. This addictive behavior can further exacerbate the negative mental health consequences.