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
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.