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Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

  • 11 Aug 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 4:15 PM
  • Via Zoom


Social Media: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

August 11, 2023

12:00 to 4:15 PM (Central)

Live Webinar / 4 CEs

Dr. Eva Telzer, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

This course is designed to deconstruct the psychological science on youths’ technology and social media use. Using theories and methods from developmental cognitive neuroscience and developmental psychopathology, this course describes how adolescents’ social media use may confer benefits and risks for adolescents’ psychological, social, and neural development. Topics include the role of social media on adolescent body image, how social media impacts sleep and brain development, and what parents can do to help their adolescent navigate social media in more healthy ways.

Special Nebraska Discount!

This event is co-sponsored by a coalition of state psychological associations and organized by the Vermont Psychological Association. Nebraska residents will receive a 35% discount,  NPA Members will receive a 50% discount and Nebraska students/interns will receive an 80% discount with discount code! (Regular registration is $130.)

Use these codes at checkout to receive your discount:

NPA Members – NPAMBR23 (50% off = $65 registration rate)

General/Nonmembers – NPAGEN23 (35% off = $85 registration rate)

Students/Interns – NPASTU23 (80% off = $25 registration rate)

Click below or scan the QR code to create an account to register, and

use the above codes to get your Nebraska discount!(See *"Register Information" below.)


Presenter – Eva Telzer, Ph.D.
Dr. Eva Telzer is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at UNC Chapel Hill, and director of the Developmental Social Neuroscience Lab at UNC Chapel Hill. She is an associate editor at Child Development and Social Cognitive Affective Neuroscience, and the co-director of the Winston National Center on Technology Use, Brain, and Psychological Development. Her research examines how social and cultural processes shape adolescent  brain development, with a focus on both prosocial and risk-taking behaviors, family and peer relationships, and the role of social media in youth’s lives. 

Dr. Telzer has authored nearly 200 publications and has received numerous awards for her work. She is regularly featured as an expert in psychological science in consultation to government agencies and non-profit associations, as well in media appearances in The New York Times, NPR, CNN, ABC, CBS, and NBC.

Learning Objectives:
•    Identify psychological, social, and neural changes linked to social media use.
•    Explain the benefits and risks of social media use.

•    Evaluate the appropriateness of conclusions derived from psychological research.
Apply psychological concepts, theories, and research findings on social media use to real-world situations.

*Registration Information: The registration page shows the regular registration price $130 (Base Price). Click the green “Add to Cart” then go to your cart. When you click the green “Proceed to checkout” you will be asked to Sign In or Sign Up. You need to create an account, and you will use this account when you join the webinar on August 11. You will also use this account to access your CE documentation following the event. You will use the Nebraska discount code at checkout (after you have created your account).

After your registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation code from the Vermont Psychological Association (VPAED) with instructions on how to access the webinar on August 11th. Please look for and carefully review this email as it will include important information about joining the webinar and accessing your CE certificate, as well as a technical support phone number if you have any problems accessing your account to join the webinar.  


Continuing Education

This program is co-sponsored by a coalition of state psychological associations, and is organized by the Vermont Psychological Association.

The Vermont Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Vermont Psychological Association maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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