Social Media and Well-Being: A multi-disciplinary dialogue


Decanato - Facoltà di comunicazione, cultura e società

Data d'inizio: 26 Giugno 2023

Data di fine: 28 Giugno 2023

Executive Center, West Campus, Via Buffi 13 Lugano

Social media are an integral part of people's lives, and the way social media are used may influence, and be influenced by, their well-being. Scholars from different disciplines and cultural backgrounds interested in the complex nature of social media use and well-being call for more consensus on what and how to study in the context of social media and well-being.

Some of them have discussed pressing conceptual, methodological, and practical issues in a previous workshop on “Social media use and well-being” hosted by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in April 2022. Building upon the main consensus points obtained so far, this workshop on “Social media use and well-being: A multi-disciplinary dialogue” aims to continue the conversation in the European context.

The workshop is jointly organized by USI Università della Svizzera italiana, the Amsterdam School of Communication Research, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, and will be hosted from 26th to 28th June 2023 by USI Università della Svizzera italiana in Lugano (Switzerland).


Key questions to be addressed during the workshop

  1. What do we know about the cultural, contextual, and socio-economic factors related to social media use and well-being?
  2. What kind of research designs, including data collection, measures, analysis, and outcomes are appropriate to study social media and well-being?
  3. How can we translate research into practice through interventions and policymaking?


In collaboration with:

  • Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness, Harvard University
  • University of Amsterdam


With financial support from:

  • SNSF
  • IBSA foundation


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