DCT Serial Speech Lecture:Political Expression, Exposure to Disagreement, and Selective Avoidance on Social Media as Predictors of Citizen Participation in Asia

Topic:

Political Expression, Exposure to Disagreement, and Selective Avoidance on Social Media as Predictors of Citizen Participation in Asia

Speaker: 

Associate Professor Marko Skoric

Time:

Dec. 17 (Thu.) 12:10 p.m.-13:20 p.m.

Venue:

HK206, College of NCTU

 

    With rapid advances in communication technologies, media multitasking has become a routine activity. In this talk, I will begin with a descriptive account of the pervasiveness of media multitasking among college-age students in the United States. Then using survey data and path models, I will discuss potential benefits and harms of pervasive multitasking on well-being, specifically from problematic use of mobile phones. Finally, I will offer a model of Motivated Threaded Cognition that accounts for media multitasking and a preliminary test of this model using eye-tracking data.