2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021) 
    
    Dec 05, 2021  
2021–2022 Walden University Catalog (September 2021)
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PSYC 5123 - Personal and Social Life in the Digital World♦


(5 cr.)
The course explores the interaction of technology, culture, and society, specifically how human development, actions, behaviors, and groups are influenced and shaped by media and technology. The impact of media and technology affects us throughout the life cycle—including childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age. In today’s high-tech world, just about every aspect of our lives—our educations, careers, and relationships—leave digital footprints. Accordingly, the importance of maintaining a high level of media and technology literacy is greater than ever before. Our increasingly technological world provides many opportunities and benefits; however, it also brings with it challenges and risks, such as digital victimization, breach of privacy and security, and human trafficking, among many others. It is up to each individual to take personal responsibility for the way they interact with media and technology. This course examines how to be a mindful consumer of technology and considers ways to harness it to effect positive social change.
♦ Students may take this as a non-degree course, which means they do not have to be enrolled in a program. Contact an enrollment specialist [1-866-492-5336 (U.S.);1-443-627-7222 (toll)] for more information.



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