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Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796534/pronoun-usage-in-online-sexual-predation
#1
Maxim V Baryshevtsev, Matthew S McGlone
We investigated pronoun usage by sexual predators in their online interactions with "decoys" (i.e., adults identifying themselves as children). Computerized text analysis was conducted for 561 instant messaging conversations between contact-driven solicitation offenders (CDSOs) and decoys. CDSOs not only used significantly fewer first-person and more second-person singular pronouns than the decoys but also used more second-person pronouns than adult romantic partners discussing their courtship. The other-focused nature of CDSOs' text messages is consistent with theories of the luring process positing predators' emphasis on making their targets feel special to initiate the cycle of entrapment...
August 10, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796531/cyberstalking-victimization-depression-and-academic-performance-the-role-of-perceived-social-support-from-parents
#2
Michelle F Wright
Little attention has been given to adolescents' experience of cyberstalking and how such experiences relate to their depression and academic performance. It is less clear how other variables, such as perceived social support, might impact these associations. Addressing these gaps in the literature, this study investigated the potential moderating effect of perceived social support from parents on the association between cyberstalking victimization and depression and academic performance, each assessed 1 year later, from 11th to 12th grade...
August 10, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657798/up-dating-ratings-of-perceived-dating-success-are-better-online-than-offline
#3
Chris Fullwood, Alison Attrill-Smith
The primary aims of this study were to test whether perceived dating success would differ between offline and online zero-acquaintance dating contexts and to investigate the role that self-esteem might play in these evaluations. Participants were presented with the same photos of targets in either an offline or online dating scenario and rated their chances of dating success along with their perceptions of how attractive they thought the target would consider them. Higher self-esteem individuals believed they would be rated as more attractive...
June 28, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657792/do-you-love-me-psychological-characteristics-of-romance-scam-victims
#4
Monica T Whitty
The online dating romance scam is an Advance Fee Fraud, typically conducted by international criminal groups via online dating sites and social networking sites. This type of mass-marketing fraud (MMF) is the most frequently reported type of MMF in most Western countries. This study examined the psychological characteristics of romance scam victims by comparing romance scam victims with those who had never been scammed by MMFs. Romance scam victims tend to be middle-aged, well-educated women. Moreover, they tend to be more impulsive (scoring high on urgency and sensation seeking), less kind, more trustworthy, and have an addictive disposition...
June 28, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657785/cyber-dependent-crime-victimization-the-same-risk-for-everyone
#5
Marie Christine Bergmann, Arne Dreißigacker, Bennet von Skarczinski, Gina Rosa Wollinger
The Internet has simplified daily life activities. However, besides its comfortability, the Internet also presents the risk of victimization by several kinds of crimes. The present article addresses the question of which factors influence cyber-dependent crime and how they vary between three kinds of cyber-dependent offences: malware infection, ransomware infection, and misuse of personal data. According to the Routine Activity Approach, it is assumed that crime is determined by a motivated offender, the behavior of the Internet user, and the existence of prevention factors...
June 28, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657776/correlates-of-mono-and-dual-victims-of-cybergrooming-and-cyberbullying-evidence-from-four-countries
#6
Sebastian Wachs, Helen C Whittle, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis, Karsten D Wolf, Alexander T Vazsonyi, Marianne Junger
Today's adolescents grow up using information and communication technologies as an integral part of their everyday life. This affords them with extensive opportunities, but also exposes them to online risks, such as cybergrooming and cyberbullying victimization. The aims of this study were to investigate correlates of cybergrooming and cyberbullying victimization and examine whether victims of both cybergrooming and cyberbullying (dual-cybervictims) show higher involvement in compulsive Internet use (CIU) and troubled offline behavior (TOB) compared to victims of either cybergrooming or cyberbullying (mono-cybervictims)...
June 28, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650221/a-cross-cultural-study-of-risky-online-self-presentation
#7
Claire M White, Clara A Cutello, Michaela Gummerum, Yaniv Hanoch
The use of social media is pervasive among young adults. However, not all posted content is beneficial to their self-presentation, but can have negative and damaging consequences. This study investigated how individual differences in self-monitoring and impulsiveness influence risky online self-presentation in British and Italian samples. British participants (n = 88) were more likely to post comments and images related to their alcohol and drug use, whereas Italian (n = 90) participants posted more offensive content and personal information...
June 26, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650208/when-using-facebook-to-avoid-isolation-reduces-perceived-social-support
#8
Eun-Ju Lee, Eugene Cho
A survey (N = 316) examined how other-directed Facebook use driven by fear of social isolation affects users' perception of social support they possess. As predicted, those higher on fear of isolation were more likely to (a) closely monitor others' activities for self-evaluation (i.e., social comparison) and (b) regulate their self-presentation to garner social approval (i.e., other-directed self-presentation), but less likely to (c) express their true inner feelings and thoughts (i.e., inner-directed self-presentation) on Facebook...
June 26, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621556/exposure-to-sexual-stimuli-induces-greater-discounting-leading-to-increased-involvement-in-cyber-delinquency-among-men
#9
Wen Cheng, Wen-Bin Chiou
People frequently encounter sexual stimuli during Internet use. Research has shown that stimuli inducing sexual motivation can lead to greater impulsivity in men, as manifested in greater temporal discounting (i.e., a tendency to prefer smaller, immediate gains to larger, future ones). Extant findings in crime research suggest that delinquents tend to focus on short-term gains while failing to adequately think through the longer-term consequences of delinquent behavior. We experimentally tested the possibility that exposure to sexual stimuli is associated with the tendency to engage in cyber delinquency among men, as a result of their overly discounting remote consequences...
June 16, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609206/predicting-recidivism-among-internet-child-sex-sting-offenders-using-psychological-language-analysis
#10
Michelle Drouin, Ryan L Boyd, Miriam Greidanus Romaneli
In this study, we examined the extent to which computerized linguistic analysis of natural language data from chat transcripts of Internet child sex stings predicted recidivism among 334 convicted offenders. Using the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC) program, we found that reoffenders (including simultaneous and previous offenders) differed significantly from nonreoffenders in measures of clout (a composite measure of social dominance) and percentage of words used in the following linguistic categories: cognitive processes, personal pronoun use, insight, time, and ingestion...
June 13, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574719/the-role-of-online-social-identity-in-the-relationship-between-alcohol-related-content-on-social-networking-sites-and-adolescent-alcohol-use
#11
Karlee J Pegg, Alexander W O'Donnell, Girish Lala, Bonnie L Barber
Social networking sites (SNSs) are social platforms that facilitate communication. For adolescents, peers play a crucial role in constructing the self online through displays of group norms on SNSs. The current study investigated the role of online social identity (OSI) in the relationship between adolescent exposure to alcohol-related content posted by peers on SNSs and alcohol use. In a sample (N = 929) of Australian adolescents (Age M = 17.25, SD = 0.31) higher levels of exposure to alcohol-related content on SNSs was associated with higher levels of alcohol use...
June 2, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806126/development-and-validation-of-an-instrument-to-assess-the-impact-of-cyberbullying-the-cybervictimization-emotional-impact-scale
#12
Paz Elipe, Joaquín A Mora-Merchán, Lydia Nacimiento
Cyberbullying is a phenomenon with important adverse consequences on victims. The emotional impact of this phenomenon has been well established. However, there is to date no instrument with good psychometric properties tested to assess such impact. The objective of this study was developing and testing the psychometric properties of an instrument to assess the emotional impact of cyberbullying: the "Cybervictimization Emotional Impact Scale, CVEIS." The sample included 1,016 Compulsory Secondary Education students (52...
August 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806125/changing-avatars-changing-selves-the-influence-of-social-and-contextual-expectations-on-digital-rendition-of-identity
#13
Stefano Triberti, Ilaria Durosini, Filippo Aschieri, Daniela Villani, Giuseppe Riva
Avatar creation is an interesting topic for both video game and social network studies. Research has shown that the creation of avatars is influenced by individual, contextual, and cultural features. Avatars are used to represent aspects of users' personality, but multiple avatars are used in different virtual contexts, as self-presentation strategies may vary according to the different "audiences" to be met online (say: friends, or strangers). Moreover, avatar creation is also influenced by cultural variables, such as gender, as avatars embody stereotypical aspects of being a woman or a man...
August 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806124/decipher-electronic-patient-records-accessible-abroad
#14
Giuseppe Riva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806123/identity-confusion-and-materialism-mediate-the-relationship-between-excessive-social-network-site-usage-and-online-compulsive-buying
#15
Saeed Pahlevan Sharif, Jasmine Khanekharab
This study investigates the mediating role of identity confusion and materialism in the relationship between social networking site (SNS) excessive usage and online compulsive buying among young adults. A total of 501 SNS users aged 17 to 23 years (M = 19.68, SD = 1.65) completed an online survey questionnaire. A serial multiple mediator model was developed and hypotheses were tested using structural equation modeling. The results showed that excessive young adult SNS users had a higher tendency toward compulsive buying online...
August 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806122/sexual-attitudes-of-classes-of-college-students-who-use-pornography
#16
Cameron C Brown, Stacy Conner, Amber Vennum
Pornography is widely accepted and used as an appropriate sexual practice. Previous literature has suggested that pornography users may be best viewed through a heterogenetic lens that indicates specific classes of pornography users. Furthering this previous research, a latent profile analysis was conducted using a sample of 635 college students (mean age men 20.22 (standard deviation [SD] = 3.10); women 19.16 [SD = 2.12]) over two time points to not only identify unique classifications of pornography users, but also examine specific sexual attitudes 3 months later of each classification...
August 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806121/social-capital-accumulation-in-location-based-mobile-game-playing-a-multiple-process-approach
#17
Hei-Tung Sung, Leif Sigerson, Cecilia Cheng
In the summer of 2016, the widespread popularization of the game Pokémon Go brought the public's attention to the possible socialization benefits associated with location-based mobile games (LBMGs), yet no studies to date have investigated this issue. LBMGs deserve greater research attention because this type of game provides a unique gaming experience that encourages players to leave their homes and navigate around their neighborhood. This distinctive feature may promote more face-to-face interactions among LBMG players...
August 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806120/the-no-code-revolution-may-unlock-citizens-creative-potential
#18
Andrea Gaggioli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806119/how-augmented-reality-is-poised-to-outpace-virtual-reality
#19
Brenda K Wiederhold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737954/an-app-a-day-keeps-the-doctor-away-guided-education-and-training-via-smartphones-in-subthreshold-post-traumatic-stress-disorder
#20
Michael J Roy, Michelle E Costanzo, Krista B Highland, Cara Olsen, Denece Clayborne, Wendy Law
Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are common in military service members (SMs), but stigma can impede treatment initiation. Smartphone applications (apps) are available anywhere, anytime, with the potential to both mitigate the impact of stigma and reduce PTSD symptom severity. We provided 144 SMs or family members, with subthreshold PTSD symptoms (PTSD Checklist [PCL] scores of 28-49), with apps promoting psychoeducation, social engagement, and relaxation and randomized them to 6 weeks of resilience enhancement (brief cognitive-behavioral session, followed by daily text messages directing app use) or a control group (daily text messages of inspirational quotes)...
August 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
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