There is a growing literature in psychology and ethical philosophy on the impact of the ‘new’ interactive environment of social media. Of particular interest are two effects: (i) its effects upon us as individuals, and (ii) its effects upon our ability to relate to one another. In this psychology of social media workshop for high school students, we’ll come away with an appreciation of the psychological and social challenges with present trends which make online environments a primary place of human connection.
Kevin Houser, Ph.D.
Kevin is a full time instructor in the philosophy department at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He received my Ph.D. in philosophy from Indiana University, Bloomington, November of 2015. His research interests include ethics/moral philosophy, empathy and moral emotions, epistemology, Kant's ethics, and the work of Emmanuel Levinas.
This program is run in partnership with Cal Poly Extended Education. Instructors are Cal Poly faculty and provide access to the same facilities that Cal Poly students enjoy.