"The psychology of 'click here'"(Oct. 14, 2013)
“Let’s play a game. Look around you and count the number of people you see using a smartphone. Ten points for every person sitting alone scrolling endlessly through different social media platforms. Would you say we are attached to interactive media? Obsessed? Addicted?" fromThe Quad... Click to read more.
Comments, Traffic Statistics Help Empower Bloggers(Nov. 19, 2012)
“Whether bloggers are writing to change the world, or just discussing a bad break-up, they may get an extra boost of motivation from traffic-measuring and interactive tools that help them feel more connected to and more influential in their communities, according to researchers.” According to a news story from the ScienceDaily... Click to read more.
New Online Users Have A Longer Timeline(July 12, 2012)
“Facebook started as a social network for college students. But now that anyone can join, here's a status update: Many of its newest members are senior citizens.” A news story senior citizens' use of technology fromNPR... Click to read more.
Obsessions: Crying at the movies (February 10, 2012)
People certainly go to the movie theater with the intention of having a good cry and letting out certain emotions, Oliver said. However, she added, there are many reasons why films make people feel better, and the movie itself might not even be one of them... Click to read more.
More than Enjoyment (2011)
Dr. Mary Beth Oliver and Dr. Anne Bartsch co-authored a new article titled Appreciation of Entertainment: The Importance of Meaningfulness via Virtue and Wisdom, suggests the experience of appreciation to media entertainment as a unique audience response that can be differentiated from enjoyment... Click to read more.
Big Data in the Social Science
Explore that data set with the R language and the R survey package in a structured format.
Location: Media Effects Lab
Contact Ashley Han if you have any question or suggestion regarding this event.
Psychophysiological Measures Workshop
Dr. James D. Ivory from Virginia Tech game us a Skype presentation, reviewing the physiological measures he has employed in this past research including the tracking of heart rate, skin conductance, and the use of facial EMG measurement.
Workshops: De-mystifying Psychophysiology
Doctoral student Saras Bellur gives a series of workshops on the basics of psychophysiology measurements and how to collect psychophysiology data (by using BIOPAC). The workshops are supported by President's Fund.
Session I - Basics and Heart Rat & Skin Conductance Measurement
Session II - Brain Wave
Research Presentation: SLG Research
Dr. Sundar gives a talk about the current research projects in his research group (SLG) at the Open House for prospective doctoral applicants hosted by the College of Communications.
Demo: BioNomadix from BIOPAC
Jason Cole, a BIOPAC representative, gives a demo of their new wireless psychophysiological measurement solution (Bionomadix system and B-Alert system).