Internet Psychology

Factors which Mediate Smartphone Use: Social Support, Self-esteem, Stress and Narcissism

Meadhbh Greene - University of Derby, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
May
14
2017

This study investigates how stress, self-esteem, narcissism, social support and social media use contribute to smartphone overuse.

Perception of personality on Instagram

Artemis Voutsinou and Dr Minna Lyons - University of Liverpool, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Nov
7
2016

his study is investigating how accurate people are in assessing personality traits by looking at Instagram photos. Instagram is a social networking platform which has become an important part of how people communicate and view the world.

Sense of Agency for Passive and Active Media Experience

Michael Hitchens and Vince Polito - Macquarie University, Australia.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Jun
27
2016

how participants experience the sense of agency (the sense we have of controlling our actions), when you play video games AND watch movies/TV. You will be asked questions about your experiences and preferences regarding video games, movies and TV shows that you enjoy

Online Photo-Taking Study

Anna Kasunic and Geoff Kaufman - Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
May
9
2016

We are looking for people aged 18+ who are interested in participating in AN online study where you will be asked to take a photo of yourself and answer a series of survey questions.

Online Sexual Activities and Personality

Véronique Bélanger-Lejars - Lund University, Sweden.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Mar
23
2016

I am interested in seeing how personality affect online sexual activities and how they are accessed.

Well-being, Self-esteem and Social Media Use

Sarah Al-Kahky - Goldsmiths College and University of London, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Mar
8
2016

Study using 3 short inventories on well-being, self-esteem and social media use.

Online Self-Presentation in Romantic Contexts

Shazna Begum and Dr Chris Fullwood - University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Mar
8
2016

We are doing some research to try and better understand why people might misrepresent aspects of themselves in an online romantic context (behaviour which has come to be known as ‘catfishing’).

Body Satisfaction: Exploring the Relationship between Social Networking Site habits, Self-esteem, Body Satisfaction Levels and Physical Appearance Comparison with Online Peers in Females

Erin Drummond - Glasgow Caledonian University, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Dec
21
2015

The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between self-esteem, body satisfaction levels and physical appearance comparison with online peers in social networking site habits.

Motives for Liking Content on Facebook

Ana Levordashka - Leibniz Institut fuer Wissensmedien (IWM), Germany.

Time to complete - 30 minutes.
Dec
3
2015

We are interested in the prevalence different motives for Liking content on Facebook.

Cyberbullying: Impact and Protective Factors

Phillipa Brown and Gerard Kennedy - Cairnmillar Institute School, Australia.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Jun
12
2015

The research is aimed to better understand whether adults have experienced cyberbullying, the impact of online victimisation and to better understand the reasons why people are victimised online. I would like to invite anyone between the age of 18 and 35 to participate in this survey.

Privacy on the Internet

Katrin Zoncsich - University of Vienna, Austria.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Nov
11
2014

This study is examining privacy on the Internet.

Self-Concept Clarity and Online Identity Experimentation How ones Clarity of Self-Concept Influences Internet Engagement and Identity Experimentation Online

Chris Fullwood and Billie James - University of Wolverhampton, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Jun
19
2014

At the University of Wolverhampton we are currently undertaking research into the area of self-concept clarity and internet use amongst adolescents and currently require participants aged 16-18 years to take part.

Interacting with Social Networking Sites

Dr Amy Fielden, Dr Nicola Davinson and Dr Cath Kenny - University of Sunderland and Newcastle University, UK.

Time to complete - 1 hour.
Jun
19
2014

This study looks at online behaviour and specifically online disclosure on social networks. The study takes place over 3 time points, the first taking about 1/2 hour the second 2 (7 day and 14 day follow ups) will take about 15mins.

An Examination of the Association between “Big Five” Personality Traits, Metacognitions, Attentional Control and Problematic Internet Use

Kasia Wawrzyniak - London South Bank University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
May
22
2014

This research involves completing a series of anonymous brief questionnaires that will collect information about your current Internet use, beliefs, attention, personality traits and emotional state. The aim of this study is to obtain information about the relationship between beliefs, attention, personality traits and Internet use

Perceptions of Online Recruitment Media

Keely Frasca - King's College London, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Mar
5
2014
The aim of this research is to identify how job seekers rate online recruitment media in terms of its communication features (e.g., the amount of information provided, the language used to convey the information, and the credibility of the information), and to investigate how these perceptions influence organisational attraction.

Knowledge-based Methods for Online Age Verification

Dr. Karen Renaud and Agnieszka Kielbinska - University of Glasgow, UK.

Time to complete - 5 minutes.
Mar
5
2014

A study investigating if knowledge of the past can be used to effectively distinguish between a child (under 13s) and an adult in order to prevent children from accessing unsuitable content on the web. Please use password “evaluation” to enter the experiment.

Testing the Effects of Viewer Empathy on their Perception of the Uncanny Valley

Rosemary Linay - University of Bolton, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Jan
26
2014

I am a undergraduate student studying Psychology at the University of Bolton. This study is examining computer generated characters used in computer games, movies and other media types. Specifically: 1) Levels of empathy, and 2) The feeling of uneasiness when looking at characters which look too humanlike.

Social Networking Sites and the Thin-Beauty Ideal: An Investigation into Appearance-Focussed Internet Use, Online Addiction and Body Image Concerns

Tyne Stanley, Dr Emma Short and Dr Faye Powell - University of Bedfordshire, UK.

Time to complete - 15 minutes.
Jan
15
2014

My research aims to exploring how our use of the internet and social network sites affects overall body image. Participation involves answering an online questionnaire. Anyone can take part in the study that is over the age of 18.

Internet and Social Network Use in Relation to Personality

Chan Chun Keong - Liverpool John Moore's University, UK.

Time to complete - 10 minutes.
Nov
10
2013

The aim of the research is to investigate the links between internet use and social network use on personality. The study will also focus on the motivations factors which influence the amount of time spent on uses above.

Social Media and Online Risk

Dawn Branley - Durham University, UK.

Time to complete - 20 minutes.
Apr
23
2013

You are invited to take part in a study investigating social media and online risk. The study investigates why people use social media, their attitudes towards it and any positive/negative consequences. Participation is anonymous.

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