See the calendar on the right for upcoming meeting times and topics. (Click on dates in bold to see what's happening.)

Friday, January 31, 2014

Lee authors two Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking articles

Congratulations to our own Rosalyn Lee for her strong presence in the January 2014 ahead-of-print issue of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.  Roselyn is the lead author on a piece titled "Does the mask govern the mind" (with Cliff Nass and Jeremy Bailenson) and she coauthored "Can 'The voices in the car' persuade drivers to go green?" (with Yeon Kyoung Joo).  Check out the journals site for more information, or to download the articles.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Brad Bushman presents "Blood, Gore and Video Games"

The Criminal Justice Research Center (CJRC) is sponsoring a talk by our own Brad Bushman, titled "Blood, Gore and Video Games.  The talk will be held at noon on Thursday, February 6 in the Journalism Building, Room 217.  More information here:

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fox has lead article in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

Congratulations to Jesse on having her paper (with Katie Warber) lead the January 2014 issue of Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking!  Details follow:

Social Networking Sites in Romantic Relationships: Attachment, Uncertainty, and Partner Surveillance on Facebook
Jesse Fox and Katie M. Warber
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Vol. 17, No. 1, January 2014: 3-7.

Friday, January 17, 2014

ICA Comm & Tech Doctoral Consortium

5th Annual Doctoral Consortium of the Communication and Technology Division
Thursday, 22 May 2014 | Seattle Public Library

Call for Proposals

The consortium brings together PhD candidates working on Communication and Technology to give them the opportunity to present and discuss their research in a constructive and international atmosphere. The goals of the event are to provide feedback and advice to participating PhD candidates on their in-progress research thesis. Moreover, the doctoral consortium will provide the opportunity to meet experts as well as fellow PhD candidates from different backgrounds working on related topics.

During the consortium, students will be invited to present their work, following which they will receive feedback from their fellow students and faculty participants, all of whom will have read the proposals in advance of the Doctoral Consortium. In addition, at least one faculty participant will be assigned to respond in detail to each proposal. Besides the presentations of proposals, there will also be discussion of other topics such as ethics, research methods, publishing the thesis, and positioning one's work for the job market.

Submission Process

Applicants must be advanced to candidacy, and have their dissertation proposal topic. Ideally, students will be in the early stages of their dissertation, where feedback would be helpful in refining and advancing their work. To apply, students must submit a proposal describing their research.

Submissions must be related to the working area of the Communication and Technology Division of ICA. A description of the division's primary interests can be found in the last section of this call.
Proposals must identify the significant problems in the field of research, briefly outline current knowledge of the problem domain, and clearly formulate a research question.
Proposals must outline the proposed research approach, methods, and results obtained so far.
Submissions must not exceed 6000 words, and must include name and affiliation of the PhD candidate.
Applications should be accompanied by a short letter of recommendation from the advisor stating how the PhD candidate can benefit from participation in the Doctoral Consortium.
The proposal and letter of recommendation must be submitted as one PDF document and sent as an attachment in an email to The deadline for submission is 31 January 2014. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the members of the program committee based on significance of research, specificity of research topic and/or questions, clarity of writing, and degree to which student can benefit from expert guidance and feedback. Notification of acceptance will be on 28 February 2014.

To help ensure the consortium best meets the needs of its members, limited financial assistance is made possible by the CAT Division. Please note in your application if you would like to be considered for financial support to cover your costs for participation in the CAT Doctoral Consortium (this support would cover only the $75 participation fee and not travel to Seattle).

The Communication and Technology Division within ICA

The Communication and Technology (CAT) Division is concerned with the role played by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the process of communication. It is committed to enhancing theory and methodology pertaining to adoption, usage, effects, and policy of ICTs. Areas of research include human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, mobile communication, and other technologically mediated social interaction and networking in all contexts (interpersonal, group, organizational, societal/cultural) and at all levels of analyses. CAT invites papers that make an innovative and original contribution to our understanding of ICTs, with the primary focus on communication aspects of particular technological characteristics. Papers in which technology is not a specific object of investigation but is instead the context or backdrop for a communication study should be directed to other ICA Divisions.

As CAT, the Doctoral Consortium welcomes papers that follow any and all disciplinary approaches (psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, and policy studies, among others) and all methodological orientations (quantitative, qualitative, critical, cultural, historical, legal, and institutional, among others).

Once a proposal is accepted students can register through the ICA website. Costs for participation are 75 US$ per person.

Program Committee
Dr. Nosh Contractor, Northwestern U
Dr. Ang Peng Hwa, Nanying Technical U
Dr. Lee Humphreys, Cornell U
Dr. Nicole Krämer, U of Duisburg-Essen
Dr. Leah Lievrouw, U of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Miriam Metzger, U of California, Santa Barbara
Dr. S. Shyam Sundar, Pennsylvania State U