Does Smartphone Use Undermine Enjoyment of Face-to-Face Social Interactions?

Research Paper Title Smartphone use undermines enjoyment of face-to-face social interactions. Background Using a field experiment and experience sampling, the researchers found the first evidence that phone use may undermine the enjoyment people derive from real world social interactions. Methods In Study 1, the researchers recruited over 300 community members and students to share a meal at… Read More

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Do Fitspiration Messages on Social Media Do More Harm Than Good?

THE “fitspiration” craze sweeping social media does not necessarily inspire people to be fitter and instead can create body image issues and bad moods, Adelaide researchers say. After examining the growing online culture of “fitness inspiration”, they will discuss their findings at a conference on women and physical activity in Adelaide tomorrow. They examined posts… Read More

Using Social Media as an Effective Teaching Aid

Research Paper Title Theory through Application: A Study in the Use of Social Media for Teaching. Abstract Despite the growing integration of social media in their personal and professional lives, many faculty remain uncertain about its application to the classroom. One barrier for the adoption of social media as a learning tool is continued uncertainty about effective practices… Read More

The Triad of Active Learning, Social Issues & Game Theory

Research Paper Title Exploring Active Learning to Connect Social Issues and Game Theory. Abstract Active learning is a frequent topic in higher education, typically resulting in questioning the type of empirical data on the effectiveness. Sceptics point to the lack of time for ‘covering’ material, a major challenge for the ever growing knowledge base ubiquitous in every discipline.… Read More

Personnel Selection & Social Networking Websites: Recruiters & Applicants have Different Perspectives

Research Paper Title Social Networking Websites in Personnel Selection: A Signaling Perspective on Recruiters’ and Applicants’ Perceptions. Background Industry surveys and media reports suggested that recruiters increasingly used social networking websites (SNWs) in the selection process, but corresponding scientific research is still limited. Methods Using signaling theory, the researchers examined SNWs as a new way… Read More

Outdoor Fitness: Workers/Employees & Social Media Use

An article by Jonny Gifford, Research Advisor with the CIPD, talking about social media use by workers/employees and HRs role. I think this article should give Outdoor Fitness companies, managers and workers/employees food for thought about the appropriate use of social media. Blurred Lines – Autonomy or Control in Social Media? Our increasing use of… Read More