Social psychological aspects of computer-mediated communication

  title={Social psychological aspects of computer-mediated communication},
  author={Sara B. Kiesler and Jane Siegel and Timothy W. McGuire},
  journal={Computer Supported Cooperative Work},
As more and more people use computers for communicating, the behavioral and societal effects of computer-mediated communication are becoming critical research topics. This article describes some of the issues raised by electronic communication, illustrates one empirical approach for investigating its social psychological effects, and discusses why social psychological research might contribute to a deeper understanding of computer-mediated communication specifically and of computers and… 

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