Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Primary Subject Area
Psychology, Developmental; Religion, General
Adolescent, Spiritual Formation, Technology
Christian Denominations and Sects
Monahan, Kevin Daniel, "Influence of Technology on Adolescent Development and Spiritual Formation" (2009). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 261.
Adolescence is the time when a person develops perceptions about religious thoughts and with proper guidance, can be a stronger follower of Christ. The purpose of this project is to analyze the effects of technology on young people and to show a direct correlation between the influence of technology and spiritual growth of adolescents. I will argue that both the positive and negative influences of technology have made our students more informative yet less personally intimate. This shift of personal interaction presents a challenge to the cognitive development and spiritual formation of all students.