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Adam Joinson

Adam Joinson

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Dr. Adam Joinson completed a BSc (Psychology) at the University of London (1991), and a PhD (Social Psychology) at the University of Hertfordshire (1996).

His research interests include self-disclosure on the Internet, survey methodology and educational technology. He is author of "Understanding the Psychology of Internet Behaviour" (Palgrave, 2003), as well as articles on computer-mediated communication, online research methods, personalization techniques and e-learning.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Communication, Language
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Self and Identity

Research Group or Laboratory:

Online Studies:

  • The Personality and Openness Study


Journal Articles:

Other Publications:

  • Joinson, A. N. (Ed.). (2005). Deviance and the Internet: New challenges for social science. Special Issue of Social Science Computer Review, 23(1).
  • Joinson, A. N. (2006). Disinhibition and the Internet. In J. Gackenbach (Ed.), Psychology and the Internet (2nd ed.). Taylor and Francis.
  • Joinson, A. N. (2005). Internet behaviour and the design of virtual methods. In C. Hine (Ed.), Virtual methods: Issues in social research on the Internet. Oxford: Berg.

Adam Joinson
Bristol Business School
University of the West of England
Bristol BS16 1QY
United Kingdom

  • Phone: +44 (0)117 32 82131

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