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SG | Under Pressure: Perfection Pressure

Explore how societal values would seem to be evolving in the realm where individuals are increasingly attributing meaning to their lives.

Organisator Studium Generale
Datum

di 18 juni 2019 20:00 tot 22:00

Locatie Impulse, gebouwnummer 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
0317 48 28 28

Have you ever felt like your best just wasn't good enough? You are not alone. Lien Faelens (Ghent University) will look at perfection pressure and the stress to be the best. Tour dynamics at the intersection between social media technique, social network site users and society. In her cutting edge research on young adults and adolescents, she focuses on the underlying mechanisms and interplay between identity constructs and social media in order to better understand perfection pressure. Explore how societal values would seem to be evolving in the realm where individuals are increasingly attributing meaning to their lives.  From performance pressure to social comparison and the fear of missing out, gain insights into the positive and negative consequences of social media use and the nature of risks this entails. 

About Lien Faelens

Lien Faelens is a PhD Candidate at the department of Experimental Clinical and Health psychology of Ghent University in Belgium. She primarily conducts research in metal healthcare, where she takes a deeper look at the effects of social networking sites on well-being of young adults. More specifically, she focuses on the question when and how these sites seem to affect our self-esteem and eventually lead to an increase of depressive or anxiety symptoms.