Simon Gottschalk

Professor, Sociology
Associate, Centre International de Recherche sur l'Individu et la Société Hypermodernes (Paris)
Expertise: Computer-mediated communication, internet studies, Social psychology, Sociology of mental disorders, Environmental sociology, Popular culture and mass media

Biography

For the past several years, Gottschalk's work has revolved around the social and psychological effects of our increasingly online lives in areas such as work, education, family life, cognitive and emotional aptitudes, interactions, our sense of self, etc. He has been interviewed extensively by the local media, and is cited in CNet, the New York Times and the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

He is a former president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and former editor of its flagship journal Symbolic Interaction. He also is an associate at the Paris-based Research Center on Hypermodern Individuals and Societies.

Gottschalk is the co-author of The Senses in Self, Society, and Culture (Routledge), and the author of many book chapters and articles that provide a critical social psychological approach to topics such as computer-mediated communication, hypermodern theory, mass media, popular culture, terrorism, mental disorders, youth cultures, and others. 

Simon Gottschalk In The News

WFMZ-TV: 69 News
As of July 16, 2022, people have only to press three digits, 988, to reach the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline when they need help during a mental health crisis.
Business Mirror
Four essential reads that explore some daily habits and practices that have been shown to improve mental health. These are food for thought, not guidelines or medical advice, but reading these articles could be the first steps toward a healthier lifestyle.
Yahoo!
Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression were a leading cause of global health problems even before the spread of COVID-19; however, they’ve gotten worse. Since the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, anxiety and depression rates worldwide have increased by an overwhelming 25%. In the U.S., 4 in 10 adults have reported symptoms of anxiety or depression during the pandemic, compared with 1 in 10 from January to June 2019.
The Conversation
Though it may not always feel plausible or even comfortable, slowing down and allowing yourself a dedicated moment of rest can do wonders for mental well-being, especially when speed and efficiency seem to have become integral to our lives.

Articles Featuring Simon Gottschalk

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Campus News | July 2, 2020

A collection of news stories featuring the people and programs of UNLV.

People preparing to cut ribbon on new Fertitta Complex
Campus News | November 1, 2019

A collection of local, national, and international news stories highlighting the people and programs of UNLV.

closeup of computer keyboard with HATE spelled out in red letters
Research | October 2, 2019

UNLV sociologist on how interacting in online white supremacist networks can convert hateful words into real violence.