Technology creates social isolation and neurosis


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Technology creates social isolation and neurosis

  2. 2. INFORMATION TO BE COVERED  Introduction  Definitions – Social Isolation/Neurosis  Technology's influence  Isolation  Addiction  The Experts  Pros  Cons  Statistics  Conclusion  References 2
  3. 3. WHAT IS SOCIAL ISOLATION? Social isolation is an objective condition in which people have little interaction with others. This can be at: School Work Public Home 3
  4. 4. WHAT IS NEUROSIS?  Neurosis can be defined as relatively mild personality disorder typified by excessive anxiety or indecision and a degree of social or interpersonal maladjustment 4
  5. 5. THE TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES INFLUENCE SOCIAL ISOLATION  Cell phones  Tablets  Laptops and Computers  Video game consoles  Television  Social media -Facebook & Twitter 5
  6. 6. ISOLATION  The strongest criticism that can be made of social media networks is that they deprive us of human interaction, and create virtual substitutes that still maintain emotional distance. 6
  7. 7. EXAMPLES OF HOW PEOPLE ISOLATE THEMSELVES o Technology has made us so addicted to the point where people are isolating our selves on a daily basis  Some students, admit that they purposely isolate themselves with their iPods between classes. 7
  8. 8. ADDICTION  Dr. Jerald Block, author for the American Journal of Psychiatry, says Internet addiction can now be identified as causing “compulsive-impulsive disorders, such as checking e-mail constantly or always thinking the phone is vibrating.” 8
  9. 9. WHAT EXPERTS SAY?  MIT professor and clinical psychologist Sherry Turkle:  spent a decade looking at how people relate to “emotional” robots, and our preoccupation all things virtual, over face to face communication  we “friend” people on Facebook, keeping people at an emotional distance;  we text and tweet in 140 characters or less, instead of picking up the telephone and engaging with another 9
  10. 10. PROS OF TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA  Increased productivity  Communication is easier  latest news and events that are going around in the world  interact with new people, interact with our existing social ties using the Internet  easier for job seekers to find jobs, locate old friends, and stay in touch with friends and family. 10
  11. 11. CONS OF TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA  Deprive us of human interaction  Addicted without actually knowing it  Feelings of loneliness are exacerbated by being online too much  Sites like Facebook create an artificial perception of others  Distractions at school, home & work  Time waster 11
  12. 12. CONS CONTINUED  Cell phones and computers has allowed work to invade and destroy personal time and time with our family and friends 12
  13. 13. STATISTICS 13  In Korea, a Boot Camp Cure for Web Obsession, "'Up to 30 percent of South Koreans under 18, or about 2.4 million people, are at risk of Internet addiction,' said Ahn Dong-hyun, a child psychiatrist at Hanyang University in Seoul”.
  14. 14. CONCLUSION  As a result, technology cause social isolation and neurosis  Many studies from university psychologists have come to the conclusion that many individuals in todays society are addicted to their technology  Addiction can also have negative effects including, lying, poor achievements and social isolation.  The addiction can lead to excessive use, withdrawal and tolerance. 14
  15. 15. CONCLUSION CONTINUED  The overrated use of Internet has brought coldness and distance between people.  Instead of meeting people, technology addicts choose to stay at home and surf through different web pages or even go alone in the park and be alone with their pcs  It's important for students to be talking to one another at school, socializing and being part of a community instead of listening to their ipods.  If we actually put down our cell phones and laptops we can engage in a better lifestyle with the people around us. 15
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