Finding Balance in a Digital World - Mental Health Seminar

October 1, 2023

The second seminar in the Fall 2023 Mental Health Seminar series, "Finding Balance in a Digital World."

This thought-provoking seminar with Annie Maheux, Ph.D. examined the impact of technology on mental health. Maheux shared insights into the ways technology can affect our well-being and offered strategies for promoting healthy tech use and digital wellness. Discover practical approaches to strike a balance between devices and mental health, and gain valuable insights into cultivating a healthier relationship with the digital world.

Dr. Maheux is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Winston Family Distinguished Fellow at the Winston National Center on Technology Use, Brain, and Psychological Development. She received her Ph.D inDevelopmental and Social Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh in the Teen and Young Adult Lab working under the mentorship of Dr. Sophia Choukas-Bradley. Dr. Maheux's research examines sociocultural and technological influences on adolescent development, with a focus on three key outcomes: mental health, sexual behavior, and academic engagement. She studies how gender roles, societal scripts, digital media, and peers affect development and adjustment, seeking to understand and ameliorate disparities to enhance well-being.

This seminar took place by zoom on October 10th, from 12pm-1:30pm.

The Mental Health Seminar series is open to students, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff. The series creates a space for learning, reflecting on, and discussing mental health. This year's seminars focus on research-to-practice, giving the audience both the science behind mental health and strategies they can employ right now. The overall goal is to empower all campus community members to help influence campus mental health and well-being. Join us!

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