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Exploring the connections between technology, emotions, and behaviors is increasingly important as we spend more and more time online and in digital environments.Technology, Emotions, and Behavior explains the role of technology in the evolution of both emotions and behaviors, and their interaction with each other. It discusses emotion modeling, distraction, and contagion as related to digital narrative and virtual spaces. It examines issues of trust and technology, behaviors used by individuals who are cut off from technology, and how individuals use technology to cope after disasters such as Hurricane Sandy.Technology, Emotions and Behaviors ends by exploring the construct of empathy and perspective-taking through online videos and socially shared activities. Practitioners and researchers will find this text useful in their work.
- Reviews the intersection between emotional contagion and emotional socialization theory in virtual interactions
- Examines cross-cultural communicative feedback
- Discusses the multi-dimensions of trust in technology
- Covers "digilante" rhetoric and its emotional appeal
- Devotes an entire section to cyberbullying