Social Media, Culture, and Health

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Social Media World Wide, young people from around the world using social media through various devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and laptops

1. Principal Investigator: Yumin Yan

Funding Source: J. William and Mary Diederich, College of Communication, Marquette University, WI.

Summary: This project aims to explore Chinese international students’ social media (Facebook and WeChat) usage and how it influences their process of intercultural adaptation.

2. Lead Researcher: Yumin Yan

Summary: This project investigates the effects of Instagram usage and celebrity worship on college females’ body image satisfaction, social comparison behaviors, and eating disorders.