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Social Media Interaction from a Behavioral Neuroscience Lens and Enhancement of Adolescent Well-being through Gamification

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This study examines adolescents' social media interaction and its influence on their well-being from a behavioral neuroscience lens. Further, considering the rising youth mental health concerns, this study explores human well-being and identifies possible ways through which adolescents can achieve them through gamification. Finally, the insights from this research are utilized to showcase how gamification strategies can be employed for behavior modification and lifestyle enhancement. This is through the conceptualization of Zest, an app that motivates users to undertake purposeful, exciting, and refreshing quests while connecting meaningfully with self and others. This research is an attempt to showcase how adolescents' well-being can be enriched by taking their frame of reference into account while promoting the growth of their social interests and overall development.

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Language

eng

Degree

  • Master of Digital Media

Program

  • Digital Media

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • MRP

Thesis Advisor

David Chandross

Year

2022

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