Friday, November 10th, 2017
3PM - 4PM
Talk: Social Media Fatigue & Psychosocial Well Being
Amandeep Dhir from the Universities of Helsinki and Aalto in Finland will visit the United Nations University Institute on Computing and Society (UNU-CS) to present his research on the associations of social media fatigue and different forms of psychosocial well being.
Every day, billions of photos, videos, status updates, and other forms of content are shared in computer-mediated space (e.g., different forms of social media). This massive volume of information actually supersedes the cognitive capabilities of social media users which results in information overload. Scholars suggest that too much information and content might lead to fatigue, anxiety and even result in improper decision making in an online environment. Recent studies suggest that social media fatigue is one of the critical but unnoticed and unintended consequences of the usage of online social media. The present study has examined the empirical associations of social media fatigue and different forms of psychosocial well being such as online social comparison, self-disclosure, privacy and subjective well being.
Dr. Amandeep Dhir is currently a researcher with the University of Helsinki and Aalto University, Finland. Amandeep also holds visiting positions at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan, University of Bergen, Norway as well as North-West University, South Africa. Amandeep obtained his first Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Helsinki and second Ph.D. in the field of computer-mediated communication/HCI at Aalto University, Finland. He has taught several master’s and doctoral students in Namibia, Taiwan, and Finland. Amandeep is very active in publishing and so far has successfully published 35 high-quality journal articles since 2013. His work has appeared in different leading publishing forums, including Computers in Human Behaviour, New Media & Society, Computers & Education, Social Science in Computer Review, International Journal of Information Management, Telematics and Informatics, and Frontiers in Psychology. Amandeep has made several research visits to Taiwan, India, Japan, South Africa, Namibia, United Kingdom and Norway, and he is currently engaged in several large-scale cross-cultural research projects in Asia, Africa, and Europe.