See also: Social Cues
- Kiesler, Siegel, and McGuire (1984) describes social and psychological effects of CMC.
- Boshier (1990) discusses social/psychological factors in electronic networking, focusing on email role in adult education, identifying research and theory. Main point: Electronic networks can help adult education and lifelong learning because they help increase interaction, provide for equal opportunity, and create a noncoercive, nonhierarchical, reciprocal environment.
- Cathcart and Gumpert (1985) communicating through computer creates interpersonal communication dyad (user & computer).
- Kling and Gerson (1977) explores social context features of CMC affecting communities of users.
- McGuire (1983) describes contextualism as a counterpoint to empiricism.
- Short, Williams, and Christie (1976) describes social presence theory for analyzing mediated communication. Main point: [p. 65] "We hypothesize that communications media vary in their degree of Social Presence, and that these variations are important in determining the way individuals interact."
Social Identity Theory and De-individuation Processes (SIDE) Model
- Spears and Lea (1992) explores the social/psychological dimensions of CMC: email and CC vs. FTF via Social Identity Theory and De-individuation Processes (SIDE) Model.
- Spears, Lea, and Lee (1990)
- Diener (1980) discusses de-individuation in groups.
- Festinger, Pepitone, and Newcomb (1952) describes de-individuation in a group.
- Lea and Spears (1991a)
- Lea and Spears (1991b)