Technology and our Relationships
In this paper I am supposed to write a description of my idea(s) of what I feel is different about social psychology and what I know about social psychology that my parents or the older generation doesn’t. I feel that the major difference between my generation and my parents generation as far as social psychology is concerned is technology communication. When my parents were raised the majority of communication done was done by face-to-face or even letter writing. Some other methods were newspaper or print and in the occasional household television. However I am speaking in reference to how friends and family communicated with each other.
When my mom was raised, her mother (my grandmother) was a stay at home mother who woke my mom and her brother up for school each day while my grandfather was at work from morning until the afternoon. My mom and her brother formed a very strong bond with my grandmother and became very good friends with their mother. Before dinner they would go outside and play with kids on the street or go to the park and play on the swings, my point to this sentence is they would go outside and socialize with other children who were their own age and in turn were not surrounded by other kids who were older or even other adults. They sat down almost 5 or 6 nights a week to dinner and spent the evening together talking about their day and what they had experienced as well as what their plans were for the next day and what might have happened that day at school. This formed a relationship with not only my grandparents but also my mom and her brother and their childhood friends, I feel like they had a type of bonding with these people that is not shared with my generation.
I was raised by a single mother, which was not totally unheard of in my mother’s generation but was not as common. My mother worked out of city of even sometimes the country which lead me to be raised by babysitters and nanny’s, who...