Info 233

Social Psychology and Information Technology

3 units

Course Description

Discusses application of social psychological theory and research to information technologies and systems; we focus on sociological social psychology, which largely focuses on group processes, networks, and interpersonal relationships. Information technologies considered include software systems used on the internet such as social networks, email, and social games, as well as specific hardware technologies such as mobile devices, computers, wearables, and virtual/augmented reality devices. We examine human communication practices, through the lens of different social psychology theories, including: symbolic interaction, identity theories, social exchange theory, status construction theory, and social networks and social structure theory.

Requirements Satisfied

MIMS: Social Science and Policy Requirement
Ph.D. Breadth — Social Aspects of Information
Ph.D. Major/Minor Areas — Social Aspects of Information

Last updated:

July 6, 2022