Online social networking and adolescent identity development

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Title: Online social networking and adolescent identity development
Author: McMillan, Whitney Anne
Abstract: Using Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development and Higgins’s self discrepancy theory, this report provides a framework for understanding adolescents’ use of social networking websites and the implications of such use for their identity development and subsequent well-being. Suggestions for working with adolescents and future research are outlined.
Department: Educational Psychology
Subject: Online social networking Facebook Adolescence Identity
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-05-5220
Date: 2012-05

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