This is a lecture in the RPA Communication Lecture Series, which is being given by Dr. Joseph Bayer, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA, and presentations by four RPA 2018 projects in the area of Media Exposure, Mobile Communication, Automated Content Analysis and Physiological Responses in Communication.
|Organised by||Dr. Joseph Bayer (Ohio State University, USA)|
|Date||6 December 2018|
|Time||15:30 - 17:30|
Dr. Bayer’s research seeks to explain the role of social cognition underlying modern connectedness. To pursue this goal, his work centers on (1) mobile social media and (2) personal network cognition, taking a mixed methods approach that pairs classic and computational social science methods. By considering how people mentally represent platforms and friendships in parallel, his agenda aims to clarify how social cognition is changing due to emergent communication technologies. His work has been published in Communication Theory, New Media & Society, Human Communication Research, and Information, Communication & Society, among other outlets.
Lecture: Linking Classic and Computational Social Science to Understand Social Media Cognition
During this talk, Dr. Bayer will present work from his two lines of research on social connectedness, with a special emphasis on studies that link digital traces with psychological methods. First, he will discuss work on how social cognitive tendencies – and exclusion sensitivity, in particular – can influence the shape of personal friendship networks. Second, he will review studies comparing in vivo perceptions of social interaction on key platforms within the contemporary social media ecology. Altogether, the talk highlights the increasing importance of social network cognition and contextual nature of social media cognition.
RPA 2018 Project Presentations
A selection of the RPA Communication 2018 projects associated with this theme will provide a status update about their investigations, and in particular provide an overview of the methodological challenges and solutions that they have been developing to advance communication research in this area. The following projects will present in this session: