What this book is about

It’s a short, accessible read, part of Routledge’s Psychology of Everything series.

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Author of The Psychology of Social Media, Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon is interviewed by Dr David Van Nuys of Shrink Rap Radio

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I was really honoured to participate in the legendary David Van Nuys’ Shrinkrap Radio podcast. This was one of the most enjoyable interviews I’ve had in a long time – very detailed and considered questions about my book, The Psychology of Social Media.

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    About Author

    Dr Ciarán Mc Mahon is a historian and philosopher of psychology. His research interests lie at the intersection of psychology and technology, including cybersecurity and social media. He is an occasional lecturer at the School of Psychology, University College Dublin and a regular tweeter at @cjamcmahon.

    The Psychology of Social Media – pre-order now!

    I am delighted to say that my book is now available to pre-order! You can find The Psychology of Social Media on Routledge and Amazon!

    I am really proud to be part of Routledge’s Psychology of Everything series, and published alongside so many great authors writing on an extraordinary range of topics.

    From the blurb

    Are we really being ourselves on social media? Can we benefit from connecting with people we barely know online? Why do some people overshare on social networking sites?

    The Psychology of Social Media explores how so much of our everyday lives is played out online, and how this can impact our identity, wellbeing, and relationships. It looks at how our online profiles, connections, status updates, and sharing of photographs can be a way to express ourselves and form connections, but also highlights the pitfalls of social media including privacy issues.

    From FOMO to fraping, and from subtweeting to selfies, The Psychology of Social Media shows how social media has developed a whole new world of communication, and for better or worse is likely to continue to be an essential part of how we understand our selves.

    I am really pleased with how this has turned out, and I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’ve deliberately written it to be accessible to anyone with an interest in social media. While it does rely on scientific research, it is meant to be readable by anyone who has ever used Facebook, Twitter or any other social media service. I wrote this book for you – to scratch below the surface of social media, not just to help us understand the but also our selves.

    If you would like to know more about the book, or have any other questions, please do contact me!

    The Psychology of Social Media