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Social psychological aspects of computer-mediated communication.

Kiesler S, Siegel J, McGuire T ...see all

American Psychologist, vol. 39, issue 10 (1984) pp. 1123-1134

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Abstract

As more and more people use computers for communicating, the behavioral and societal effects of computer-mediated communication are becoming critical research topics. This article describes some of the issues raised by electronic communication, illustrates one empirical approach for investigating its social psychological effects, and discusses why social psychological research might contribute to a deeper understanding of computer-mediated com- munication specifically and of computers and tech- nological change in society more generally. One objective of our research is to explore how people participate in computer-mediated communication and how computerization affects group efforts to reach consensus. In experiments, we have shown differences in participation, decisions, and interaction among groups meeting face to face and in simultaneous computer-linked discourse and communication by electronic mail. We discuss these results and the design of subsequent research to highlight the many researchable social psychological issues raised by computing and technological change. TS - BibTeX

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Authors

  • Sara Kiesler

  • Jane Siegel

  • Timothy W. McGuire

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