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Published: 17 October 2019

368 Pages


ISBN: 9780190054670

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The Happiness Effect

How Social Media is Driving a Generation to Appear Perfect at Any Cost

Donna Freitas and Foreword by Christian Smith

  • Looks behind the headlines to examine how young people really feel about social media
  • Pairs large online survey data with in-depth, personal interviews of students from thirteen college campuses across the United States
  • Reveals the surprising ways young people use services such as Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter to present carefully curated identities
  • Examines how social media affects students in many areas of their lives, from their academic and career activities to their romantic relationships and religious lives

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