TECHNOLOGY CREATES SOCIAL
ISOLATION AND NEUROSIS
INFORMATION TO BE COVERED
Definitions – Social Isolation/Neurosis
WHAT IS SOCIAL ISOLATION?
Social isolation is an objective
condition in which people have little
interaction with others. This can be at:
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
THE TYPES OF TECHNOLOGIES INFLUENCE
Laptops and Computers
Video game consoles
Social media -Facebook & Twitter
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.
EXAMPLES OF HOW PEOPLE ISOLATE
o Technology has made us so addicted to the point
where people are isolating our selves on a daily
Some students, admit that they purposely isolate
themselves with their iPods between classes.
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.”
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
we “friend” people on Facebook, keeping people at an
we text and tweet in 140 characters or less, instead of picking
up the telephone and engaging with another
PROS OF TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA
Communication is easier
latest news and events that are going around in the
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.
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
Distractions at school, home & work
Cell phones and computers has allowed work to
invade and destroy personal time and time with our
family and friends
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”.
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
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
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