In-person and Computer-Mediated Social Behavior
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Sociability is one facet of personality that has been fundamentally transformed by new technologies. In this project, we focus on understanding individual differences in social behaviors that occur in-person (e.g., face-to-face conversations, spending time alone or with others) and that are computer-mediated (e.g., calling, texting, using social media platforms). We are particularly interested in identifying the antecedents and consequences of different social behaviors, such as the personality traits that explain the degree to which people engage in various social behaviors and the impacts of different social behaviors on well-being (e.g., happiness, stress, loneliness, anxiety).
Below are representative publications about this topic:
- Harari, G. M., Müller, S. R., Stachl, C., Wang, R., Wang, W., Bühner, M., ... & Gosling, S. D. (2020). Sensing sociability: Individual differences in young adults’ conversation, calling, texting, and app use behaviors in daily life. Journal of personality and social psychology, 119(1), 204.