Sample Sociology Essay Paper on Social Media in UAE

Social media in UAE

Social science is a major academic discipline that is concerned with the society and the relationships that exist among individuals. It has many branches which includes, political science, human geography, economics, sociology, psychology and sociology. It has a common phrase that it is a science of society and was established by scholars in the 19th century. The discussion below is mainly on psychology as a social science and how it influences the social media in the United Arab Emirates. (Sheafer)In the discussion I have discussed about psychology because it deals with the mental processes. The processes therefore influences human behavior and their actions.

According to many scholars, psychology is the scientific study of the mind and human behavior. Psychology enables research to be carried out in order to understand and explain emotion, thought and behavior in human beings. These mental processes cannot be seen physically like memories, dreams, perceptions and thoughts. For easier study psychology has therefore been divided into various branches which include, clinical, cognitive, developmental and evolutionary and health psychology. In studying psychology various experiments are designed to confirm or disapprove expectations or theories. In psychology human behavior is used as evidence to indicate how the mind functions. For instance, psychology impacts social science because it tries to explain the human behavior which is the major component in the society

Psychological characteristics and traits are features or terms which define an individual. The unique combination of these characteristics makes individuals unique and different from others. One of the psychological characteristics is emotional stability. In UAE social media, photographing a person and posting their picture on a social network is a punishable crime. It can attract a jail term of six months and a fine. Parents are warned against allowing children to have their own social media account as the children can be subjected to blackmail, threats and crime. This will enable children to be morally upright as they are regulated from accessing some materials that are not helpful.

There is need for adjustment in the emotions and imaginations. The regulation have made the younger generation to be properly adjusted in their social and moral development. This regulations were articulated and implemented by the Director of decision support center.

There is another psychological trait that is suspiciousness. The people in the society should never be made have an undesired anxiety that emanates from the social media. The social media that includes the radio, Facebook, twitter and what Sapp should be used appropriately by the adults to communicate important messages and not spread unwanted information among the citizens. The government has taken control of this situation by taking the lead in the usage of the social media. It uses the social media in the design and provision of public services. (Kaplan and Heinlein)

The social media has therefore promoted short term benefits by making communication between customers and government more efficient. This therefore reduces the cost of creating and delivering these services while it also enhances information exchange which increase service quality. (Sigala and Christou)

The issue of social media restrictions has both negative and positive impacts on the life of human beings. I suggest that the social media should be well regulated in order to promote the moral, cognitive and socially adjusted youths in the UAE .The positive effect is that it has helped the children not to possess social media accounts. This makes the children to grow morally without any external influence on their emotions by the social media. On the other hand the social media has caused some negative effects like denying children access to use of the social media. This has a very negative impact on them because they can’t update their knowledge base to improve on the quality and output on academic performance.


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