Start Date

7-5-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

7-5-2014 1:00 PM

Subjects

Telematics, Computer networks -- Psychological aspects, Communication -- Research, Perception, Affect (Psychology)

Description

The perception of affect influences the subjective perception of an individual’s environment (Isbell & Burns, n.d.). Accurate affect perception leads to increased resilience and positive coping mechanisms when faced with daily life stressors (Robinson, 2012). Communication technologies have revolutionized the ways in which individuals connect to one another professionally and socially (Walther, 1996). This study investigated accurate affect perception in computer mediated communication (CMC) from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Communication research posit several theories to accommodate the ways in which we communicate using CMC (J. B. Walther, 1996). Personality research has documented the correlation between the traits extraversion and neuroticism with positive and negative affect (Larsen, n.d.). Neuroscience research posits the benefits of having positive affect (over negative affect) and what language primers cognitively bias an individual towards an emotion (Van Berkum, 2013).

The purpose of the this study was to investigate accurate affect perception in the CMC environment and under which conditions affect perception increases.

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http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/11365

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Affect Perception in Computer Mediated Communication

The perception of affect influences the subjective perception of an individual’s environment (Isbell & Burns, n.d.). Accurate affect perception leads to increased resilience and positive coping mechanisms when faced with daily life stressors (Robinson, 2012). Communication technologies have revolutionized the ways in which individuals connect to one another professionally and socially (Walther, 1996). This study investigated accurate affect perception in computer mediated communication (CMC) from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Communication research posit several theories to accommodate the ways in which we communicate using CMC (J. B. Walther, 1996). Personality research has documented the correlation between the traits extraversion and neuroticism with positive and negative affect (Larsen, n.d.). Neuroscience research posits the benefits of having positive affect (over negative affect) and what language primers cognitively bias an individual towards an emotion (Van Berkum, 2013).

The purpose of the this study was to investigate accurate affect perception in the CMC environment and under which conditions affect perception increases.