The Social Psychology of Telecommunications

J. Short
E. Williams
B. Christie


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This 1976 book explores telecommunitions in 10 chapters. The first chapter looks at issues and impacts of telecommunition, including how technologies impact communication, economic influences, energy and environmental impacts, and social organization and relationships.

The book continues by examining telecommunication impact models and a classification of communication episodes. It also looks at theoretical approaches to varying medias as well as conflicts within them. The book concludes by discussing decisions to telecommunicate and the implications of the field.

APA Citation

Short, J., Williams, E., & Christie, B. (1976). The social psychology of telecommunications. London: John Wiley & Sons.

About the Study

Links to Article
Mode Technology-enhanced
Publication Type Book Chapter
In Publication John Wiley & Sons
Type of Research Critical or postmodern
Research Design Not applicable
Intervention/Areas of Study Advising and other institutional support, Coaching, including academic success coaching, Course and program evaluation, Course organization, Instructor-student interactions, Multimedia, Problem-based learning, Student motivation, Student support
Level of Analysis Student-level
Specific Populations Examined
Peer-Reviewed No
Specific Institutional Characteristics of Interest
Specific Course or Program Characteristics
Outcome Variables of Interest Academic achievement or performance, including assessment scores and course grades, Learning effectiveness, Retention, Satisfaction
Student Sample Size
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