Category: Social research

Social Media Can Even Make People Become Anti Social


Social media is presented to make communication easier. But unfortunately, the reality turned out instead. In fact, there are now many people who are more absorbed in gadgets or accounts in cyberspace than interacting socially in their world. So, does social media really make you anti-social?

Is it antisocial from the psychological side?

Before reviewing further, it turns out that there is a difference between antisocial psychology and antisocial science which is often mentioned in everyday conversation. Antisocial in psychology is also commonly called schizoid. This also includes a personality disorder whose shape avoids relationships with others and does not show much emotion. Schizoid really prefers to be alone and look for work that requires a little social contact.

While antisocial, which is often confused in everyday conversation, usually refers to the impact of social media, which is more active in cyberspace than interacting in the real world. To be more complete about the impact, see the explanation below

Research shows that social media can make people lazy to really socialize

Studies have shown that people who spend a lot of time on social media, at least twice checking social media in a day, are more likely to feel socially isolated.

In addition, the use of social media today is increasingly misinterpreted, for example, they assume that social media can replace more real social experiences. Because the more time a person spends in cyberspace, the less time they do for real-world interactions.

Shannon Poppito, a psychologist at Baylor Medical University in Dallas states, when someone spends more time on social media, they disconnect from real life and eventually feel less connected with themselves.

Then, by continuing to be involved in other people’s lives through social media, they begin to compare themselves with what other people display in cyberspace. Poppito also …