For this written assignment, you will apply psychological principles of social media to one of the eight provided topic areas. Your topic will be Mental Health regarding Social Media. Focus on the social media aspects of Social Media Addiction, and the psychological concept of Social Support, outside of social media. Organize your paper using the following headings to ensure that you address each element of the assignment.
Your assignment will be divided into the following headings in your paper:
- Topic Area
- Describe the topic area you have selected in detail so the reader is clear about your intended audience.
- Describe the current state of social media as it pertains to your selected topic area. Which platforms or social media applications are currently popular as it relates to your topic?
- Attention and Engagement
- Describe at least two principles of gaining attention or maintaining engagement with viewers or followers on social media as it pertains to your topic
- Benefits of Social Media Use
- Describe at least two potential benefits of using social media as it pertains to your topic.
- Describe at least one psychological principle or concept related to the positive use as it pertains to your topic.
- Risks of Social Media Use
- Describe at least two potential risks of using social media as it pertains to your topic.
- Describe at least one psychological principle or concept related to the negative use of social media as it pertains to your topic.
Special Instructions:Create a 4 page assignment using APA format according to the instructions above. Use 4 peer reviewed scholarly journals as sources for references. Be sure to use in-text citations.