The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology. Handbooks in Communication and Media

  • ID: 2883007
  • Book
  • 596 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Recent years have seen an explosion in the design, deployment and diffusion of communication technologies. Scholars in communication, psychology and related fields have been at the forefront of this information revolution, contributing new theories and conducting exciting empirical studies. The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology offers an unparalleled source of influential and cutting–edge research on psychological aspects of communicating with and via new media technologies, bringing together an impressive assembly of communication and psychological issues.

User psychology is at the heart of the communication revolution. This unique text focuses on how aspects of the technology interact with aspects of human psychology. It features authoritative chapters by contributors who are leading scholars in their respective subfields, and who represent a broad range of academic disciplines and cultural perspectives, reporting their corpus of work and synthesizing it in the context of the field. Together, they cover diverse psychological aspects of communication technologies, dealing with the latest developments, how these most recent communication technologies have been utilized in both negative and positive ways, and provide insights that not only advance our knowledge about human–technology interactions but also inform the design of new technologies.
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Biographical Notes x

Preface xviii

Acknowledgments xx

Part I Theoretical Overviews 1

1. Interpersonal and Hyperpersonal Dimensions of Computer–Mediated Communication 3Joseph B. Walther, Brandon Van Der Heide, Artemio Ramirez, Jr., Judee K. Burgoon, and Jorge Peña

2. Group Identity, Social Influence, and Collective Action Online: Extensions and Applications of the SIDE Model 23Russell Spears and Tom Postmes

3. Toward a Theory of Interactive Media Effects (TIME): Four Models for Explaining How Interface Features Affect User Psychology 47S. Shyam Sundar, Haiyan Jia, T. Franklin Waddell, and Yan Huang

Part II Source Orientation: Avatars, Agents and Androids 87

4. Examining Perception and Identification in Avatar–mediated Interaction 89Kristine L. Nowak

5. Effects of Visual Cues on Social Perceptions and Self–Categorization in Computer–Mediated Communication 115Eun–Ju Lee and Soo Youn Oh

6. Social Effects of Virtual and Robot Companions 137Nicole C. Krämer, Astrid M. Rosenthal–von der Pütten, and Laura Hoffmann

7. Telepresence and Apparent Agency in Human Robot Interaction 160Leila Takayama

8. Psychological Aspects of Technology Interacting with Humans 176Johan F. Hoorn

Part III Technological Affordances and Social Interaction 203

9. Social Network Site Affordances and Their Relationship to Social Capital Processes 205Nicole B. Ellison and Jessica Vitak

10. The Social Psychology of Mobile Communication 228Kathleen M. Cumiskey and Rich Ling

11. Real or Ersatz? Determinants of Benefits and Costs of Online Social Interactions 247Melanie C. Green and Jenna L. Clark

12. Deception with Technology 270Jeffrey T. Hancock and Jamie Guillory

13. Immersive Virtual Environments and the Classrooms of Tomorrow 290Cody O. Karutz and Jeremy N. Bailenson

Part IV Adoption, Use and Abuse of Communication Technologies 311

14. The Psychology of the Diffusion and Acceptance of Technology 313Arun Vishwanath

15. Adolescent Development and Psychological Mechanisms in Interactive Media Use 332Elly A. Konijn, Jolanda Veldhuis, Xanthe S. Plaisier, Marloes Spekman, and Anouk den Hamer

16. The Psychology of Interactive Media Habits 365Robert LaRose

17. Online Addictions: Gambling, Video Gaming, and Social Networking 384Mark D. Griffiths and Daria J. Kuss

Part V Exposure, Experience and Evaluations of Digital Media 405

18. Selective Exposure in the Communication Technology Context 407Silvia Knobloch–Westerwick, Axel Westerwick, and Benjamin K. Johnson

19. Affording Control: How Customization, Interactivity, and Navigability Affect Psychological Responses to Technology 425Sriram Sri Kalyanaraman and Bartosz W. Wojdynski

20. Psychological Approaches to Credibility Assessment Online 445Miriam J. Metzger and Andrew J. Flanagin

Part VI Good Technology for Better Health 467

21. Trust and Engagement in Online Health: A Timeline Approach 469Elizabeth Sillence and Pam Briggs

22. Computer–Mediated Support for Health Outcomes: Psychological Influences on Support Processes 488Kevin B. Wright

23. Using Digital Games to Promote Health Behavior Change 507Debra A. Lieberman

24. Leveraging Psychology of Virtual Body for Health and Wellness 528Giuseppe Riva, Antonios Dakanalis, and Fabrizia Mantovani

25. Treating Emotional Problems with Virtual and Augmented Reality 548Rosa M. Baños Rivera, Cristina Botella Arbona, Azucena García–Palacios, Soledad Quero Castellano, and Juana Bretón López

Index 567

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S. Shyam Sundar
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