“Who am I?” “Where do I fit in?” Adolescence has always been a profound time of self exploration and identity formation – how has the advent of social media and digital technologies for communication and self-representation changed how youth navigate who they are and how they feel about themselves? What are the risks and opportunities for forming a positive and healthy sense of self in a hyper-connected age?
Join us on Wednesday November 1, 2023 from 12pm-1:30pm ET for our next #AskTheExperts webinar “Youth Self-Esteem and Identity: The Media(ted) Self.” A panel of psychologists, researchers, and parenting experts will explore social media’s impact on adolescent self-concept and self-presentation, considerations for specific racial and gender subpopulations of youth, and tips for parents and caregivers on how to foster youth resilience in the face of social comparison and other unique online pressures that may impact healthy self-esteem and identity.
Linda Charmaraman, PhDSenior Research Scientist; DirectorModerator
Elizabeth Daniels, PhDProfessor and Director
Lauren McInroy, PhDAssociate Professor of Social Work
Chia-chen Yang, PhDAssociate Professor of Educational Psychology
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