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Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621556/exposure-to-sexual-stimuli-induces-greater-discounting-leading-to-increased-involvement-in-cyber-delinquency-among-men
#1
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
#2
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
#3
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/28475358/a-game-theoretical-approach-to-hacktivism-is-attack-likelihood-a-product-of-risks-and-payoffs
#4
Jessica E Bodford, Virginia S Y Kwan
The current study examines hacktivism (i.e., hacking to convey a moral, ethical, or social justice message) through a general game theoretic framework-that is, as a product of costs and benefits. Given the inherent risk of carrying out a hacktivist attack (e.g., legal action, imprisonment), it would be rational for the user to weigh these risks against perceived benefits of carrying out the attack. As such, we examined computer science students' estimations of risks, payoffs, and attack likelihood through a game theoretic design...
May 5, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459599/spatial-learning-and-wayfinding-in-an-immersive-environment-the-digital-fulldome
#5
Craig Hedge, Ruth Weaver, Simone Schnall
Previous work has examined whether immersive technologies can benefit learning in virtual environments, but the potential benefits of technology in this context are confounded by individual differences such as spatial ability. We assessed spatial knowledge acquisition in male and female participants using a technology not previously examined empirically: the digital fulldome. Our primary aim was to examine whether performance on a test of survey knowledge was better in a fulldome (N = 28, 12 males) relative to a large, flat screen display (N = 27, 13 males)...
May 1, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422519/spontaneous-hedonic-reactions-to-social-media-cues
#6
Guido M van Koningsbruggen, Tilo Hartmann, Allison Eden, Harm Veling
Why is it so difficult to resist the desire to use social media? One possibility is that frequent social media users possess strong and spontaneous hedonic reactions to social media cues, which, in turn, makes it difficult to resist social media temptations. In two studies (total N = 200), we investigated less-frequent and frequent social media users' spontaneous hedonic reactions to social media cues using the Affect Misattribution Procedure-an implicit measure of affective reactions. Results demonstrated that frequent social media users showed more favorable affective reactions in response to social media (vs...
April 19, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418718/socially-interactive-and-passive-technologies-enhance-friendship-quality-an-investigation-of-the-mediating-roles-of-online-and-offline-self-disclosure
#7
Malinda Desjarlais, Jessica J Joseph
Previous studies indicate that characteristics of social-based technologies (STs) stimulate the sharing of intimate information online, which in turn enhances the quality of friendships. In addition, intimate online self-disclosure has been positively associated with offline self-disclosure. One objective of the current study was to combine the literature and test a model which postulates that STs use stimulates online self-disclosure which facilitates offline self-disclosure and, thereby, enhances the quality of close friendships...
April 18, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414517/internet-addiction-psychological-distress-and-coping-responses-among-adolescents-and-adults
#8
Michelle L McNicol, Einar B Thorsteinsson
As Internet use grows, so do the benefits and also the risks. Thus, it is important to identify when individuals' Internet use is problematic. In the present study, 449 participants aged from 16 to 71 years of age were sourced from a wide range of English-speaking Internet forums, including social media and self-help groups. Of these, 68.9% were classified as nonproblematic users, 24.4% as problematic users, and 6.7% as addictive Internet users. High use of discussion forums, high rumination levels, and low levels of self-care were the main contributing factors to Internet addiction (IA) among adolescents...
April 17, 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622035/being-authentic-on-facebook-has-same-health-benefits-as-in-person-authentic-behavior
#9
Brenda K Wiederhold
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622034/the-experiences-of-newly-diagnosed-men-who-have-sex-with-men-entering-the-hiv-care-cascade-in-lima-peru-2015-2016-a-qualitative-analysis-of-counselor-participant-text-message-exchanges
#10
Erik Bayona, Luis Menacho, Eddy R Segura, Gitau Mburu, Fernando Roman, Consuelo Tristan, Elizabeth Bromley, Robinson Cabello
Mobile phone technology (mHealth) is a promising tool that has been used to improve HIV care in high-risk populations worldwide. Understanding patient perspectives of newly diagnosed men who have sex with men (MSM) in Lima, Peru during linkage and engagement in the HIV care continuum can help close the gaps in care following initial HIV diagnosis and ensure retention in continuous care. From June 2015 to March 2016, as part of a randomized controlled trial, 40 MSM participants were linked to care with an mHealth intervention within 3 months of HIV diagnosis at Via Libre clinic...
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622033/adolescents-perceptions-of-popularity-motivated-behaviors-characteristics-and-relationships-in-cyberspace-and-cyber-aggression-the-role-of-gender
#11
Michelle F Wright
Research is increasingly revealing that adolescents utilize electronic technologies to promote and/or maintain their social standing among their peer group. Little is known about whether adolescents' perceptions of popularity-motivated behaviors, characteristics, and relationships in cyberspace are associated with popularity-motivated cyber relational aggression. It is also unclear how gender might impact these associations, especially considering that adolescent girls and boys differ in regard to the type of behaviors, characteristics, and relationships they believe contribute to popularity...
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622032/frailsafe-early-detection-of-frailty
#12
Giuseppe Riva
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622031/time-spent-on-social-network-sites-and-psychological-well-being-a-meta-analysis
#13
Chiungjung Huang
This meta-analysis examines the relationship between time spent on social networking sites and psychological well-being factors, namely self-esteem, life satisfaction, loneliness, and depression. Sixty-one studies consisting of 67 independent samples involving 19,652 participants were identified. The mean correlation between time spent on social networking sites and psychological well-being was low at r = -0.07. The correlations between time spent on social networking sites and positive indicators (self-esteem and life satisfaction) were close to 0, whereas those between time spent on social networking sites and negative indicators (depression and loneliness) were weak...
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622030/age-of-initiation-and-internet-gaming-disorder-the-role-of-self-esteem
#14
Charlotte L Beard, Amie L Haas, Robert E Wickham, Vasileios Stavropoulos
The link between early initiation and problematic use has been observed for substance use disorders; however, this link has not been as clearly established for Internet gaming disorder (IGD). Available studies indicate that individuals who initiate Internet use at younger ages exhibit an increased risk for general Internet addiction. Prior research also suggests unique cognitive processes in online gaming, such that an individual's overall sense of self-worth can become contingent upon self-esteem derived from the gaming environment...
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622029/artificial-intelligence-the-future-of-cybertherapy
#15
Andrea Gaggioli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570129/sexual-self-schemas-in-the-real-world-investigating-the-ecological-validity-of-language-based-markers-of-childhood-sexual-abuse
#16
Amelia M Stanton, Cindy M Meston, Ryan L Boyd
This is the first study to examine language use and sexual self-schemas in natural language data extracted from posts to a large online forum. Recently, two studies applied advanced text analysis techniques to examine differences in language use and sexual self-schemas between women with and without a history of childhood sexual abuse. The aim of the current study was to test the ecological validity of the differences in language use and sexual self-schema themes that emerged between these two groups of women in the laboratory...
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570105/understanding-consumer-interaction-on-instagram-the-role-of-satisfaction-hedonism-and-content-characteristics
#17
Luis V Casaló, Carlos Flavián, Sergio Ibáñez-Sánchez
The increasing relevance of Instagram and its growing adoption among top brands suggest an effort to better understand consumers' behaviors within this context. The purpose of this study is to examine the role of perceived hedonism and satisfaction in determining consumers' intentions to interact and their actual interaction behaviors (the number of likes, by tapping a heart icon, and comments) in a brand's official Instagram account. Also, we investigate the effect of consumer perceptions about the characteristics of the content generated in the account (perceived originality, quantity, and quality) on their perceived hedonism and satisfaction...
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497997/homophily-in-an-anonymous-online-community-sociodemographic-versus-personality-traits
#18
Jeong-Han Kang, Da Young Chung
In what traits do people interact with others who are similar to them in completely anonymous online communication? Can those traits contribute to greater exchange of opinion and information across the sociodemographic boundaries that often limit interaction between social strata? To answer this question concerning online homophily, we combined survey data on 7,287 users (aged 18 and above) of a Korean online dating advice platform with their behavioral data from June 2015 to August 2015 and explored whether advice exchange occurred between users with similar sociodemographic and personality traits...
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497990/parental-mediation-regarding-children-s-smartphone-use-role-of-protection-motivation-and-parenting-style
#19
Yoori Hwang, Inho Choi, Jung-Yoon Yum, Se-Hoon Jeong
Parental mediation is a type of behavior that could protect children against the negative uses and effects of smartphones. Based on protection motivation theory, this research (a) predicted parental mediation based on parents' threat and efficacy perceptions and (b) predicted threat and efficacy perceptions based on parenting styles and parents' addiction to smartphone use. An online survey of 448 parents of fourth to sixth graders was conducted. Results showed that both restrictive and active parental mediation were predicted by perceived severity, response efficacy, and self-efficacy...
June 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498048/the-hive-mind-is-near
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Compiled By Andrea Gaggioli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2017: Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking
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