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Cyberlab


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Cyberlab


Research ASSISTANT opportunities

Update: Spring 2017

I am no longer accepting Research Assistant applications for the Spring 2017 semester.

Prerequisites

Although I don't require past research or data analysis experiences to join the Cyberlab, the following skills are preferred:

  • Basic exposure to psychology (e.g., 101; 230; 290) or a similar field (sociology, communications)
  • Completion of at least one college-level statistics course
  • Comfort with (1) brainstorming and conceptualizing vague ideas and (2) sharing—and receiving—constructive criticism around these hypotheses

I require 6 hours of work each week in addition to weekly lab meetings. I do not require that you major in psychology; many of my past and current RAs major in fields as diverse as political science, computer science engineering, and public relations. Diversity and openness of thought is more important than exposure solely to psychology.

Picture copyright Denise Karis.

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Publications


Publications


I define cyberlife engagement as an individual’s use of, presence in, and interaction with cyberspace, including the use of the Internet, social networking sites, e-mail, mobile texting, and virtual Internet-based communities (Bodford, 2017; Kwan & Bodford, 2015). My primary interests reside in digital culture, exploring the extent to which online stimuli relate to our thoughts and behaviors in the offline world through:

  1. Process: The dynamic interplay between cyber- and physical life engagement (Bodford & Kwan, 2017; Bodford, dissertation);
  2. Outcome: The psychological consequences of maladaptive or harmful cyberlife engagement (Bodford, 2017; Bodford, Kwan, & Sobota, 2017); and
  3. Policy: The allotment of attention and resources to threats and disasters in cyberspace (Bodford & Kwan, 2017).

Links

peer-reviewed publications

* signifies a student under my supervision

Bodford, J. E. (2017). Blurring safety between online and offline worlds: Archival, correlational, and experimental evidence of generalized threat in the digital age [Dissertation]. Tempe, AZ: Arizona State University.

Bodford, J. E. & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2017, in press). A Game theoretical approach to hacktivism: Is Attack likelihood a product of risks and payoffs? Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking: Special Issue on Cybercrime.

Bodford, J. E., Kwan, V. S. Y., & Sobota, D. S.* (2017, in press). Fatal attractions: Attachment to cell phones predicts dangerous and socially inappropriate multitasking behaviors. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.

Bodford, J. E. (2017, in press). Loneliness in the digital age. In T. K. Shackelford & V. A. Weekes-Shackelford (Eds.) The Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Bodford, J. E. & Kwan, V. S. Y. (under review). Casting a broader net: The Impact of digital communication on divorce and happiness. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

Bodford, J. E. & Kwan, V. S. Y. (under review). Out of sight, out of mind: The Impact of neuroticism on Facebook stalking, break-up recovery, and well-being. Computers in Human Behavior.

Herrmann, S. D., Adelman, R. M., Bodford, J. E., Graudejus, O., Okun, M. A., & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2016). The Effects of a female role model on academic performance and persistence of students enrolled in STEM courses. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.

Adelman, R. M., Herrmann, S. D., Bodford, J. E., Graudejus, O., Okun, M. A., & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2016). Feeling closer to the future self and doing better: Temporal psychological mechanisms underlying academic performance. Journal of Personality.

Kwan, V. S. Y. & Bodford, J. E. (2015). The Psychological impacts of cyberlife engagement. R. A. Scott & S. M. Kosslyn (Eds.) Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Wiley Publications.

Bodford, J. E. (2014). Evidencia del hiperdialectalismo castellano por medio del Çid. Kennesaw Tower, 6. Retrieved from https://commons.kennesaw.edu/kennesawtower/node/108

Bodford, J. E. & Hussong, A. M. (2013). Moderators of the relationship between religiosity and alcohol use in college students. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 41(1), 78-93. 

Other Selected Publications

Bodford, J. E. & Kenrick, D. T. (2015, March). Science and the online dating profile: Using evidence to connect electronically. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/node/1072451

Bodford, J. E. & Kenrick, D. T. (2014, April). 7 ways Facebook is bad for your mental health: How staying in touch may be driving you nuts. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/node/148186

Bodford, J. E. & Kenrick, D. T. (2014, February). Can a digital photo erase your memories? Why you should use the zoom feature on your iPhone. Psychology Today. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/ node/145174

SouthLight, Inc. (2011). SouthLight, Life Without Addiction: Year-End Statistical Report (Pub. No. 42-0164). Raleigh, NC: Bodford, J. E.

Press Releases

Wendland, M. (2015, May). PC Mike Episode 20: When tech turns! Why I cancelled my Apple Watch, how Facebook hurts. PC Mike Podcast. Podcast interview retrieved from http://pcmike.com/pcm20-when-tech-turns-why-i-cancelled-my-apple-watch-how-facebook-hurts

Wardarski, J. (2014). The Viral evolution [Press release]. Video interview published for the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Phoenix, AZ: Arizona State University

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Conferences


Conferences


* signifies a student under my supervision

2017

Bodford, J. E. & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2017, January). A Game theoretical approach to hacktivism: Is Attack likelihood a product of risks and payoffs? Poster presented at the Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Psychology of Technology Preconference. San Antonio, TX: The Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

2016

Bodford, J. E. (2016, December). Cyberpsychology: Human interaction in the digital age. Oral presentation delivered at the Affective Brain Lab Speaker Series. Past speakers include Dan Ariely and George Loewenstein. London, England: Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University College London.

Bodford, J. E. (2016, November). The Growing echo chamber: Bursting Facebook's filter bubble. Oral presentation delivered at The Trinity Cathedral Q&A on Social Media and Fake News. Phoenix, AZ.

Handel, M. J. & Bodford, J. E. (2016, October). “We’ll send test strips to them:” Instrumental Support in Online Support groups. Oral presentation co-delivered at The Ninth Nordic Forum for Computer-Human Interaction (NordiCHI). Gothenburg, Sweden: The Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Bodford, J. E. & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2016, May). Cyberpsychology: The interdisciplinary study of social psychological processes in the digital age. Oral symposium co-chaired and delivered at The Twenty-Eighth Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL: The Association for Psychological Science.

Bodford, J. E. & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2016, January). Hacking for the Greater Good: Hacktivism as a Product of Deindividuation, Power and Social Injustice. Poster presented at the Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA: The Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

2015

Bodford, J. E., Sobota, D. S.*, & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2015, May). Fatal attractions: Anxious cell phone attachment predicts anthropomorphic beliefs and dangerous digital multitasking. Poster presented at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. New York, NY: The Association for Psychological Science.

Bodford, J. E. & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2015, March). Driving, interrupted: Attachment to cell phones predicts life-threatening polychronic behaviors. Oral presentation delivered at the Eleventh Annual Graduate & Professional Student Association Interdisciplinary Research Symposium. Tempe, AZ: ASU Graduate & Professional Student Association.

Bodford, J. E., Brennan, A. J.*, Kwan, V. S. Y., & Marcellino, I. G.* (2015, February). A Recipe for disaster virality: Attention to human harm is culture-specific, but to economic harm is universal. Poster presented at The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Cultural Psychology Preconference. Long Beach, CA: The Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Barraza, R.*, Bodford, J. E., & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2015, February). Out of sight, out of mind: The Impact of neuroticism on Facebook stalking, break-up recovery, and well-being. Poster presented at The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Long Beach, CA: The Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

2014

Bodford, J. E., Sobota, D. S.*, & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2014, November). When attachment is deadly: Cell phone attachment styles predict dangerous and socially inappropriate multitasking behaviors. Poster presented at The Third Annual Meeting of the Social Psychologists of Arizona. Glendale, AZ: Social Psychologists of Arizona.

Brennan, A. J.*, Marcellino, I. G.*, Bodford, J. E., & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2014, November). Emotions and degree of harm predict information gathering and sharing behaviors. Poster presented at The Third Annual Meeting of the Social Psychologists of Arizona. Glendale, AZ: Social Psychologists of Arizona.

Bodford, J. E. & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2014, July). From Internet to workplace: Sources and modalities of social support across cultures. Oral symposium co-chaired and delivered at The Twenty-Fourth Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Reims, France: International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.

English, A., Scott, C. Bodford, J. E., Ng, A., Cakirsoy-Aslan, A., & Kwiatowska, J. (2014, July). Valence of diversity experiences: Impacts on cognitive flexibility among international students. Oral presentation delivered at the International Association for Cross Cultural Psychology Ph.D. Summer School. Reims, France: The Fifth Annual IACCP Ph.D. Summer School.

Sobota, D. S.*, Bodford, J. E., & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2014, May). It's all in the text: Cell phone attachment styles predict anthropomorphic beliefs and polychronic behaviors. Poster presented at The Fourteenth Annual Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference. Palo Alto, CA: Department of Psychology, Stanford University.

Bodford, J. E. & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2014, February). Other fish in the cybersea: The Impact of technology use on divorce and well-being across cultures. Poster presented at The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Austin, TX: The Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Herrmann, S. D., Bodford, J. E., Adelman, R. A., Graudejus, O., Okun, M. A., & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2014, February). Tomorrow never knows: Paradoxical effects of a future prime on performance among low socioeconomic status college students. Poster presented at The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Austin, TX: The Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

2013

Bodford, J. E., Vidal, S. R.*, & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2013, June). National impacts of cyberlife engagement on relationship health and on- and offline safety. Poster presented at The Twenty-Third Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Los Angeles, CA: International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Herrmann, S. D., Okun, M. A., Graudejus, O., Bodford, J. E., Kwan, V. S. Y. (2013, June). Motivational issues in the persistence of low socioeconomic status college students. Symposium presented at The Twenty-Third Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Los Angeles, CA: International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Bodford, J. E., Vidal, S. R.*, & Kwan, V. S. Y. (2013, March). Cyberlife engagement: Nation-level impacts on relationship health, psychological well-being, and safety. Poster presented at The Second Annual Meeting of the Social Psychologists of Arizona. Tucson, AZ: Social Psychologists of Arizona.

Bodford, J. E. (2013, January). Moderators of the relationship between religiosity and alcohol use in college students. Poster presented at The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Psychology of Religion & Spirituality Preconference. New Orleans, LA: The Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

2012

Bodford, J. E. (2012, May). So I present to you a challenge. Keynote speech presented at the Psychology Commencement of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/SyySk6.

Bodford, J. E. (2012, May). At this crossroads once again. Keynote speech presented at the Baccalaureate Ceremony of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved from http://bit.ly/SyyH8A.

Bodford, J. E. (2012, April). Moderators of the relationship between religiosity and alcohol use in college students. Presentation delivered at The Atlantic Coastal Conference Meeting of the Minds. In Vess, Tomalei J. (Ed.), Achieving Undergraduate Research Excellence (pp. 11-18). Blacksburg, VA: Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

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