Thank you for visiting our research team's Web site. Our research team has been interested in the psychological correlates of the use of social media. When we began MySpace and Facebook were competitive, texting was just gaining popularity, tweeting was still associated with birds, LinkedIn didn't exist, and instant messaging was the most popular form of communicating online. Technology has changed rapidly. Social media has evolved or, some might argue, devolved so as to become an integral part of our lives. Most of you who read this will now have a smart phone that frees you from the computer and enables you to connect with any of your multitude of friends on a variety of social media platforms.
We know relatively little about the psychological factors that effect how and why we use the communication tools we do. Part of our goal has been to explore those factors. Unlike many other fields of psychology, the broad area of social media has attracted researchers throughout the world. As our world shrinks, social media draws us together and changes our lives. We hope you are able to find a common thread between our work and yours.Thank you again for your interest in our research.