Cancelled – Sorry – Moved to later in the year – The Psychology of Social Media: it’s about the relationships, stupid!

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Date(s) - 15/05/2020
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Zentrum Karl der Grosse


Topic Overview:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, they are an intrinsic part of our personal and professional lives. They have become so because of the way they access our deepest human needs to connect with others and express our identities in the world. Though the technology may be relatively new, our basic psychological motivation to relate to others is not.

How then, do social networking sites mediate these basic motivations? What are the consequences of our social and relational lives being deployed more and more across such platforms?

Drawing on the findings of his book The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: connected-up instantaneous culture and the self, Dr. Balick will apply psychological models to social media in a way accessible for non-experts.

This will be an ideal way to understand the psychology underlying social media for individuals, businesses, organisations, and all those who are curious about this global phenomenon.

Your Speaker



Dr Aaron Balick 

Director – Stillpoint Spaces

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Speaker Biography

Aaron Balick, PhD is a psychotherapist, cultural theorist, and author applying ideas from depth psychology to culture and technology.

He is an honorary senior lecturer at the Department for Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at the University of Essex (UK).

His books include The Psychodynamics of Social Networking: connected-up instantaneous culture and the self and the illustrated children’s self-help book Keep Your Cool: how to deal with life’s worries and stress and most recently, The Little Book of Calm: tame your anxieties, face your fears, and live free.

Aaron is the director of Stillpoint Spaces, an international psychology, co-working, therapy, and events hub. Aaron is based in London.


Format for the evening:

18:30 – Arrival – “Erkerzimmer”

18:40 – Introduction / Group Updates

18:45 – Smaller Group Networking

19:00 – Commencement of talk

20:15 – 20:45 – Follow-up Q&A

20:50 Group update and close


Please do consider joining us for a drink downstairs after the event, if you need food to eat, please note the Karl der Grosse has a very limited catering offer in the evening at present (Cold snacks, cheese or meat plates and some other food).


(includes the buy and join the group with 12 month membership option)