Anderson, Monica & Jingjing Jiang, “Teens, Social Media, and Technology,” Pew Research Center May 31, 2018 (Accessed on March 25, 2019) https://www.pewinternet.org/2018/05/31/teens-social-media-technology-2018/). Pew Research article reviewing statistics on teens and social media.
Chou, Grace Hui-Tzu & Nicholas Edge, “They are Happier and Having Better Lives Than I Am: The Impact of Using Facebook on the Perceptions of Others’ Lives,” Rapid Communications: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking 15, no. 2 (2012). Study on the impacts of Facebook and comparison-making.
Feinstein, Brian A., Rachel Hershenberg, Vickie Bhatia, Jessica A. Latack, Nathalie Meuwly, & Joanne Davila, “Negative Social Comparison on Facebook and Depressive Symptoms: Rumination as a Mechanism,” Psychology of Popular Media 2, no. 3, 161-170. Study on Facebook and rates of depression.
Festinger, Leon, “A Theory of Social Comparison Processes,” Human Relations 7, (1954), 117-140. Describes Social Comparison Theory and its importance on identity formation.
Jan, Muqqaddas Sanobia Anwwer Soomro, & Nawaz Ahmad, “Impact of Social Media on Self-Esteem,” European Scientific Journal 13, no. 23 (2012). A study that examines how self-esteem is effected by social media.
Linklater, Kristin. Freeing the Natural Voice: Imagery and Art in the Practice of Voice and Language. Hollywood: Drama Publishing, 2006. This is a book on a vocal technique designed by Kristin Linklater.
Mann, Horace, “Annual Report of the Board of Education” Boston: Dutton and Wentworth, 1848. Speech by Horace Mann on education being the great equalizer.
Price, Catherine. How to Break Up with Your Phone. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2018. A self-help book designed to help individuals find moderation with their cell phone use.
Sales, Nancy Jo. American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers. New York: Vintage Books, 2016. This book is a conversation on the large role social media plays in the lives of teenage girls. It contains excerpts from a variety of interviews with teenage girls between the ages of thirteen and nineteen.
Stets, Jan E. & Burke, Peter J., “Social Comparison in Identity Theory.” In Communal Functions of Social Comparisons, edited by Zlatan Krizan and Frederick Gibbons, 39-59. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. This chapter discusses how social comparisons are linked to identity formation.
Twenge, Jean M. iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy—and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood and What That Means for the Rest of Us. New York: Atria Paperback, 2017. This book creates a picture of the iGen through statistical data. Very useful for teachers that are trying to understand this generational of individuals.
Wills, Thomas A., “Downward Comparison Principles in Social Psychology,” Psychological Bulletin 90, no. 2 (1981), 245-271. Describes downward social comparisons and implications of making this type of comparison.