Research Focus: Computer-mediated communication and emerging social networks
My research explores the social psychology of technology use. I'm most interested in computer-mediated communication and social media. My research situates technology use in evolving social contexts, addresses novel uses of tools like blogs and social network sites, and explores the effects these technologies have on people's relationships.
I recently published articles in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication linking reality television consumption to a range of web2.0 behaviors including blogging, photo and video sharing, Computers in Human Beahvior exploring impression formation and willingness to initiate friendships on social networking sites, and Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Socail Networking applying contingencies of self worth to explain a range of online behavior.
Finally, to learn more about organ and tissue donation and the grant-funded (HRSA) project I am working on in collaboration with Dr. Feeley, visit http://campaign4life.org/.
Ongoing Research Support
R39OT22058 Hollander (PI) 09/01/11-08/31/13
HHS/HRSA/Division of Transplantation ($517,136)
Title: Increasing Organ Donation in New York through Challenge Campaigns
10768352 Stefanone (PI) 01/01/12-12/31/14
Title: Socio-Cultural Media Sharing as Conversations: Sensing and Modeling Behavior in Response to Environmental Changes
Role: Principal Investigator
Past Research Support
D71HS09611 Hollander (PI) 09/01/08-08/31/11
HHS/HRSA/Division of Transplantation ($631,782)
Promoting organ and tissue donation through new media