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The positive impacts of social media – Ethan Kross

University of Michigan Professor Ethan Kross describes some of the positive impacts of social media, including enhanced support networking.

Returning to a premise introduced very early in the Teach-Out, much of the discourse around social media focuses on the negative – but this isn’t the whole story.

In this video, Ethan highlights the positivity that social media can yield: in particular, enhanced support networking with others. He speaks to how social media can be helpful or harmful, but it depends on how we use and engage with these platforms.

Watch the Social Media Mindfulness Live Q&A

On Tuesday, April 26 at 1:30 p.m. ET, three guest contributors – Ethan Kross, Scott Campbell, and Ella Cavellier – joined the Teach-Out team for a live Q&A session, focused on mindful approaches to social media. They answered learner questions submitted ahead of time and during the live stream.

Optional: Watch the Q&A here! (54:38)

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