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Social impact of technology: Social Isolation



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  • 1. + Technology Creates Social Isolation and Neurosis Tonya Claughton
  • 2. + Agenda  Introduction  Definitions of Social Isolation and Neurosis  Why People Use Technology  Pros of Technology in Social Interactions  Cons of Technology in Social Interactions  Situations  Video: Movie Trailer-Disconnect (2013)  Conclusion
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  • 4. + Introduction Social isolation: A state or process in which persons, groups, or cultures lose or do not have communication or cooperation with one another, often resulting in open conflict. -
  • 5. + Introduction Neurosis: a functional disorder in which feelings of anxiety, obsessional thoughts, compulsive acts, and physical complaints without objective evidence of disease, occurring in various degrees and patterns, dominate the personality.
  • 6. + Why people use technology for Social Interactions
  • 7. + Pros of Technology on Social Interactions  Used to develop meaningful relationships  (ex. Online dating)  Stay in touch with friends/family  Through the use of Facebook, Skype, email, etc.  Being in constant touch (safety reasons)  You can always call, text, email, etc with someone if you feel you are in danger.  Voice your opinions  Online without the fear of scrutiny for your opinion.
  • 8. + Cons of Technology on Social Interactions  Narcissism—excessive interest in one’s appearance and in oneself.  Internet addiction  Online gaming, gambling, social media, etc.  Television/media contributes to the downfall of social values  Ex. Desensitizing of youth to violence  Overuse of many different technologies.  Email, phone, cell, etc-just to reach someone.
  • 9. + Cons Continued  Face-to-face interactions lost  Constant time spent inside using technology can lead to ergophobia and social anxiety.  Less verbal interactions lead to not being able to pick up on non-verbal cues.  Decline in physical activity (ex. Organized sports)
  • 10. + Cons of Technology on Social Interactions Situations  Being fired for viewing websites at work.  Adultery via chat rooms and online dating  Can create online bullying  Identity theft via non-secure websites
  • 11. + Video about the cons of Technology and Social Interaction
  • 12. + Conclusion Overall, the overuse of technology is leading to many different issues. Some of these include:  Social anxiety  Less social understanding  Desensitization But technology isn’t all negative when it comes to social interaction. It has also given people other ways to communicate all over the world. Use wisely.
  • 13. + References  Duran , J. (2013, Feb 4). Technology and social interaction. Retrieved from interaction/  Human Kinetics (2010). Technology can have positive and negative impact on social interactions. Retrieved from positive-and-negative-impact-on-social-interactions  Neurosis. (2013). Retrieved from  Rubin, H. (Director) (2013). Disconnect [Web]. Retrieved from  Social isolation. (2013). Retrieved from isolation