Complete Informal Logic Discussion Post on Premises

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TOPIC: Does social media enhance or hinder interpersonal relationships?

Reflect: To make your argument deductively valid, you will need to make sure that there is no possible way that your premises could be true and your conclusion false. Your premises must lead logically to the truth of your conclusion. Make sure that your argument is sound, that is in addition to being valid, make sure that the premises are true as far as you can tell. If your argument is invalid or if it has a false premise, revise it until you get an argument that you can stand behind.

Write: Identify the components and structure of your argument by presenting your deductively valid argument in standard form, and explain how your conclusion follows from your premises. Attached you will find my earlier assignment from last week with premises already on there. Just spruce them up a bit and go more in depth about the conclusion following my premises. Below you will find an example Discussion Post as well.


Premise 1: Social media requires use of an outside controller, i.e. Facebook, Snapchat, and Internet.

Premise 2: Social Media does not require physical contact or interaction.

Premise 3: Cyberbullying has increased through social media.

Conclusion: Therefore, social media hinders interpersonal relationships.

The three premises I have listed support and lead to my conclusion that social media hinders interpersonal relationships, and is deductively sound. Premises 1 and 2 support the conclusion, in that, when you rely on an outside source and physical contact is not required to accomplish, then building strong, personal relationship is not impossible, but hindered. Premise 3, not only hinders personal relationships, but sometimes has devastating results like suicide and depression. Things that are posted on social media can be hurtful and cause stress and depression in the affected individual, therefore hurting people and not building strong interpersonal relationships. Therefore if the three premises are true, than the conclusion must also be true and social media hinders interpersonal relationships. One of my favorite quotes used in my Week 1 assignment was this by Boris Vatel, in regards to the type of communication used by social media website, “…there are many good reasons to stay away from social networking, both personally and professionally. For most of our history, contact and relationships between human beings have involved physical proximity” (Vatel, 2014, p. 1).

Jamie Turner


Vatel, B. (2014). Social Media Use: A Closer Look at the Real Meaning of Friends. Psychiatric Times, 31(9), 1-4.

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Running Head: EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS Does social media enhance or hinder interpersonal relationships? Student Name Informal Logic March 27, 2017 1 EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 2 Does social media enhance or hinder interpersonal relationships? P1: Social media is in each electronic within the market today thus putting it at everyone fingertips quite easy regardless of what one has in his or her hands. Whether a computer, a tablet, or phone. P2: Social media is beneficial as connects people with outside world P3: Social media is necessary to have since it can help one keep in touch with friends and family that are miles away as long as these people can access an electronic Conclusion: Therefore, social media enhances interpersonal relationships through keeping one connected to persons who matter most to him or her. The first premise is crystal clear to everyone living in the current world that is full of technology. Currently, each electronic gadget within the market ranging from laptop to a tablet and to a smartphone has access to the present social media applications. These include apps like Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, or/and Facebook as well as video chats including Instagram, Skype and WhatsApp. Access to such apps is boundless to the young kids and teens as well as adults (Bargh & McKenna, 2014). All one needs is to download the apps through their paly store if the app was not inbuilt. This provides numerous social media alternatives to chat and connect with not only friends but also families. The second premise can be proved by examining how various social media forms have been on use between and among people in diverse geographical areas. For instance, via Facebook and LinkedIn, people in a particular continent, say America is able to mingle and socialize with another in Africa. These people can exchange cultural knowledge, which forms the basis of friendship and cultural diversity. EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 3 The third premise is a strong moral stand that recurs from the second premise and can be justified through studies. Research has shown that nearly everyone had difficulties keeping up with his or her family at some point in time (Walther, 2015). When Facebook was founded, people had a sigh of relief as family members could search one another, adding each other to the friend’s list. To finish, people had a way to converse with friends and families from various places. Today, majority of persons count on social media converse with their dear ones, gather info, and what is crucial to them. The argument is logically valid, that is, if all its premises are true, then follows the conclusion. The second premise articulates that social media helps connect people separated by distance thus reinforcing their relationship. The first premise supports the second premise in that it shows that social media is not only easy to use but it’s widely accessible to people of all ages, as long as one has an electronic. The third premises demonstrates that all conditions are met because condition one (which states the availability and use of electronic garget) and condition two (which states the connection of people within separate geographical locations) is met. Since all premises are true and both conditions of premise three are met, then follows the conclusion. EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 4 References Bargh, J. A., & McKenna, K. Y. (2014). The Internet and social life. Annu. Rev. Psychol., 55, 573-590. Walther, J. B. (2015). Computer-mediated communication: Impersonal, interpersonal, and hyperpersonal interaction. Communication research, 23(1), 3-43. ...
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Hello,... here is the complete discussion task... I followed the example and used your three premises as instructed...:)

Informal Logic: Premises

P1: Social media is in each electronic within the market today thus putting it at everyone
fingertips quite easy regardless of what one has in his or her hands. Whether a computer, a tablet,
or phone.
P2: Social media is benefici...

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