Virtues  Democracy  and Online Media Book

Virtues Democracy and Online Media


  • Author : Nancy E. Snow
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-07-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000406115

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Virtues Democracy and Online Media Excerpt :

This book addresses current threats to citizenship and democratic values posed by the spread of post-truth communication. The contributors apply research on moral, civic, and epistemic virtues to issues involving post-truth culture. The spread of post-truth communication affects ordinary citizens’ commitment to truth and attitudes toward information sources, thereby threatening the promotion of democratic ideals in public debate. The chapters in this volume investigate the importance of helping citizens improve the quality of their online agency and raise awareness of the risks social media poses to democratic values. This book moves from two initial chapters that provide historical background and overview of the present post-truth malaise, through a series of chapters that feature mainly diagnostic accounts of the epistemic and ethical issues we face, to the complexities of virtue-theoretic analyses of specific virtues and vices. Virtues, Democracy, and Online Media will be of interest to scholars and advanced students working in virtue ethics, epistemology, political philosophy, and media studies.

Psychological Processes in Social Media Book

Psychological Processes in Social Media


  • Author : Rosanna Guadagno
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 0128113200

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Psychological Processes in Social Media Excerpt :

Psychological Processes in Social Media: Why We Click examines both the positive and negative psychological aspects of social media usage. The book covers a broad range of topics, such as research methods, social influence, power and the use of social media in political movements, prosocial behavior, trolling and cyberbullying, friendship and romantic relationships, and much more. Emphasizing the marriage of theory and application throughout, the book offers an illuminating look at the psychological implications and processes surrounding the use of social media. Integrates research from psychology, communication and media studies Explores emotional contagion, memes, aggression, identity and relationships Includes sections on gender differences in social media usage Identifies positive and negative psychological aspects of social media usage

The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions Book

The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions


  • Author : Desjarlais, Malinda
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-07-26
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 477
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522594147

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The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions Excerpt :

Adolescents and young adults are the main users of social media. This has sparked interest among researchers regarding the effects of social media on normative development. There exists a need for an edited collection that will provide readers with both breadth and depth on the impacts of social media on normative development and social media as an amplifier of positive and negative behaviors. The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions is an essential reference book that focuses on current social media research and provides insight into the benefits and detriments of social media through the lens of psychological theories. It enhances the understanding of current research regarding the antecedents to social media use and problematic use, effects of use for identity formation, mental and physical health, and relationships (friendships and romantic and family relationships) in addition to implications for education and support groups. Intended to aid in collaborative research opportunities, this book is ideal for clinicians, educators, researchers, councilors, psychologists, and social workers.

The Psychology of Social Networking Vol 1 Book

The Psychology of Social Networking Vol 1


  • Author : Giuseppe Riva
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9783110473780

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The Psychology of Social Networking Vol 1 Excerpt :

Using a novel approach to consider the available literature and research, this book focuses on the psychology of social media based on the assumption that the experience of being in a social media has an impact on both our identity and social relationships. In order to ‘be online’, an individual has to create an online presence – they have to share information about themselves online. This online self is presented in different ways, with diverse goals and aims in order to engage in different social media activities and to achieve desired outcomes. Whilst this may not be a real physical presence, that physicality is becoming increasingly replicated through photos, video, and ever-evolving ways of defining and describing the self online. Moreover, individuals are using both PC-based and mobile-based social media as well as increasingly making use of photo and video editing tools to carefully craft and manipulate their online self. This book therefore explores current debates in Cyberpsychology, drawing on the most up-to-date theories and research to explore four main aspects of the social media experience (communication, identity, presence and relationships). In doing so, it considers the interplay of different areas of psychological research with current technological and security insight into how individuals create, manipulate and maintain their online identity and relationships. The social media are therefore at the core of every chapter, with the common thread throughout being the very unique approach to considering diverse and varied online behaviours that may not have been thus far considered from this perspective. It covers a broad range of both positive and negative behaviours that have now become integrated into the daily lives of many westernised country’s Internet users, giving it an appeal to both scholarly and industry readers alike.

Social Structure and Aging Book

Social Structure and Aging


  • Author : K. Warner Schaie
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134735983

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This volume presents a systematic examination of the impact of social structures on individual behaviors and on their development in adulthood and old age. These papers and responses attempt to improve the reciprocal relationship between changes in social macro- and micro-structures and the process of psychological development in relation to issues of human aging. Using and combining concepts and data from various fields, this research promotes a better understanding of the effects of demographic patterns and social structures on the psychological development of adults.

Social Media  Social Genres Book

Social Media Social Genres


  • Author : Stine Lomborg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134080151

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Internet-based applications such as blogs, social network sites, online chat forums, text messages, microblogs, and location-based communication services used from computers and smart phones represent central resources for organizing daily life and making sense of ourselves and the social worlds we inhabit. This interdisciplinary book explores the meanings of social media as a communicative condition for users in their daily lives; first, through a theoretical framework approaching social media as communicative genres and second, through empirical case studies of personal blogs, Twitter, and Facebook as key instances of the category of "social media," which is still taking shape. Lomborg combines micro-analyses of the communicative functionalities of social media and their place in ordinary people’s wider patterns of media usage and everyday practices.

Psychological Processes and Advertising Effects Book

Psychological Processes and Advertising Effects


  • Author : Linda F. Alwitt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000549157

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Psychological Processes and Advertising Effects Excerpt :

In the 1980s our understanding of how advertising affects consumer behavior was undergoing a dramatic transformation. Recent theoretical and methodological advances in cognitive psychology, social cognition, and artificial intelligence were largely responsible for this transformation. These advances provided a better understanding of the information acquisition process and how information is stored in memory. Consequently, we have been able to incorporate memory, the processing of visual information and affect into our models of advertising effects. However, there were still many unanswered questions. Among these are: (1) Exactly what is the relationship between the different mediators of persuasion? (2) How is memory for advertising related to persuasion? (3) What are the theoretical underpinnings of attitude toward the advertisement? (4) What determines the effect of persuasion over time? (5) What factors affect attention to advertising? (6) What psychological processes occur during the watching of a television commercial? and (7) What factors affect individual differences in the processing of advertising messages? Originally published in 1985, the chapters in this volume provide insights into these questions. They are organized in terms of four psychological processes which contribute to our understanding of how advertising works. These are affective reactions to advertisements, persuasion, psychological processes during television viewing, and involvement.

Complimenting Behavior and  Self  Praise across Social Media Book

Complimenting Behavior and Self Praise across Social Media


  • Author : María Elena Placencia
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2020-12-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027260727

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Complimenting Behavior and Self Praise across Social Media Excerpt :

The present volume focuses on complimenting behavior, including the awarding of (self-)praise, as manifested on social media. These commonplace activities have been found to fulfil a wide range of functions in face-to-face interaction, discoursal and relational amongst others. However, even though the giving of compliments and praise has become a pervasive practice in online environments, it remains a largely underexplored field of study within pragmatics. Self-praise is an activity that appears at the present time to be rapidly gaining ground online, and the various functions it performs clearly also need further investigation. The different contributions to this ground-breaking volume – 12 in total – aim to address this gap in research by exploring and shedding light on a number of aspects of these phenomena in a range of languages and language varieties. New socio-digital contexts are examined, supported in some cases by social networking sites not previously studied in complimenting behavior research. These include Facebook, Instagram, Renren, Twitter, as well as web forums, message boards and live text commentary.

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology Book

The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology


  • Author : Thomas Holtgraves
  • Publisher : Oxford Library of Psychology
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 569
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199838639

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The Oxford Handbook of Language and Social Psychology Excerpt :

This title provides an innovative compilation of research that lies at the intersection of language and social psychology. The contributors address the role of social processes in language, the linguistic underpinnings of social psychological processes, the creation of meaning, and the important role played by language and social psychology in applied topics.

Handbook of Research on Deception  Fake News  and Misinformation Online Book

Handbook of Research on Deception Fake News and Misinformation Online


  • Author : Chiluwa, Innocent E.
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2019-06-28
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 651
  • ISBN 10 : 9781522585374

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Handbook of Research on Deception Fake News and Misinformation Online Excerpt :

The growing amount of false and misleading information on the internet has generated new concerns and quests for research regarding the study of deception and deception detection. Innovative methods that involve catching these fraudulent scams are constantly being perfected, but more material addressing these concerns is needed. The Handbook of Research on Deception, Fake News, and Misinformation Online provides broad perspectives, practices, and case studies on online deception. It also offers deception-detection methods on how to address the challenges of the various aspects of deceptive online communication and cyber fraud. While highlighting topics such as behavior analysis, cyber terrorism, and network security, this publication explores various aspects of deceptive behavior and deceptive communication on social media, as well as new methods examining the concepts of fake news and misinformation, character assassination, and political deception. This book is ideally designed for academicians, students, researchers, media specialists, and professionals involved in media and communications, cyber security, psychology, forensic linguistics, and information technology.

The Psychology of Globalization Book

The Psychology of Globalization


  • Author : Gerhard Reese
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03-15
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128121092

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The Psychology of Globalization: Identity, Ideology, and Action underpins the necessity to focus on the psychological dimensions of globalization. Overviewing the theory and empirical research as it relates to globalization and psychology, the book focuses on two key domains: social identity and collective action, and political ideology and attitudes. These provide frameworks for addressing four specific topics: (a) environmental challenges, (b) consumer culture, (c) international security, and (d) transnational migration and intra-national cultural diversification. Arguing that individual social representation and behavior are altered by globalizing processes while they simultaneously contribute to these processes, the authors explore economic, political and cultural dimensions. Discusses how globalization affects our social identity and relations to people from other cultures Examines how individuals and groups influence processes of globalization through consumer choice Investigates how people deal with global challenges, such as climate change, mass migration and security issues Discusses terrorism in globalized culture Covers the environmental crises and our responses to them

The End of Forgetting Book

The End of Forgetting


  • Author : Kate Eichhorn
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674239340

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Thanks to Facebook and Instagram, our younger selves have been captured and preserved online. But what happens, Kate Eichhorn asks, when we can’t leave our most embarrassing moments behind? Rather than a childhood cut short by a loss of innocence, the real crisis of the digital age may be the specter of a childhood that can never be forgotten.

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology Book

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology


  • Author : S. Shyam Sundar
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2015-01-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 600
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118426524

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The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology Excerpt :

The Handbook of the Psychology of Communication Technology offers an unparalleled source for seminal and cutting-edge research on the psychological aspects of communicating with and via emergent media technologies, with leading scholars providing insights that advance our knowledge on human-technology interactions. • A uniquely focused review of extensive research on technology and digital media from a psychological perspective • Authoritative chapters by leading scholars studying psychological aspects of communication technologies • Covers all forms of media from Smartphones to Robotics, from Social Media to Virtual Reality • Explores the psychology behind our use and abuse of modern communication technologies • New theories and empirical findings about ways in which our lives are transformed by digital media