Dr. Brian Primack on Social Media & Isolation

Premiere DateMar 22, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
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00:55 Part 1 - Dr. Brian Primack
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03:39 Part 2 - Artifice of Meaningful Connection
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06:53 Part 3 - Developing Social Media Literacy
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11:03 Outro
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11:40 Darling Real Estate
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15:58 Finish
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Today on the Daily Beat, Wednesday, March 22, 2017: Dr. Brian Primack joins Joe and Zach to discuss his study on the correlation between social media usage and social isolation among young adults. From blurring the lines of digital and actual reality to developing our ability to discern what is real and isn’t, social media is changing the ways humans interact with one another in real time.

Dr. Brian Primack is a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. There, he also serves as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research on Health and Society as well as Director of the Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health. You can read the study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, here.

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…

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