Psychological Impact of Internet Usage

Question 1:
After reviewing the background materials for this module, what do you believe are the implications of social media on interpersonal relationships and mental health?
Question 2:
Based on the background materials, explain and provide an example of how “filter bubbles”can influence peoples’ attitudes and beliefs. Cite your sources and use the proper media psychology terminology in your initial discussion posting.
Required Reading:Barr, S. (2018, April 16). Six Ways Social Media Negatively affects your mental health. Independent. Retrieved from
Tang, J. H., Chen, M. C., Yang, C. Y., Chung, T. Y., & Lee, Y. A. (2016). Personality traits, interpersonal relationships, online social support, and Facebook addiction. Telematics and Informatics, 33(1), 102-108. Retrieved from
TedxTalks (2017). Is Social Media Hurting Your Mental Health? | Bailey Parnell | TEDxRyersonU [Video file]. Retrieved from (14:44)Minute Videos (2016). Filter Bubbles and Echo Chambers [Video file]. (3:17)
Reynolds Community College (2018). Separating Fact from Fiction: Beware of Online Filter Bubbles. [Video file]. (9:05)
Savci, M. & Aysan, F. (2017). Social-emotional model of internet addiction. Klinik Psikofarmakoloji Bulteni, 27(4), 349-358. Retrieved from Proquest One Academic from the Touro Library
Riley, C. (2021, September 15). New company documents show Facebook knows Instagram is toxic for teen girls. ABC – 7 News.
Thompson, D. (2021, September 17). Social media is attention alcohol. The Atlantic.