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Beneficial or detrimental?

Studying the effects of communication technology on youth development
Social media, smart phones and other technologies have become an integral part of how young people communicate. Our research provides information on ways this technology use can help or hinder youth development.

Research Topics

We study how the use of communication technologies is associated with adolescents’ and emerging adults’ social relationships, psycho-emotional wellbeing and identity or sense of self. Specific research topics include, but are not limited to:



Dr. Chia-chen Yang Director

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