Unconscious Influence of Social Media Interactions Friday, April 20, 2018, 11am – 12:30pm
Unconscious Influence of Social Media Interactions
Campus Location:International Center
Room:Room 1310, Multipurpose Room
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Event Type:Lectures and Seminars
Presented by:Joseph Walther, UC Santa Barbara
Sponsored by:Department of Communication Gerald P. Mohrmann Memorial Lecture

Joseph Walther of UC Santa Barbara will discuss how social media leads to misattributions—mistaken judgments about who people are and why they act as they do.

Walther is a distinguished professor in communication, the Mark and Susan Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Technology and Society, and the director of the Center for Information Technology and Society at UC Santa Barbara.

His teaching and research focus on computer-mediated communication and social media in personal relationships, groups, educational settings, and inter-ethnic conflict, topics on which he has contributed several original theories and numerous experiments and surveys.

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