26th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (San Francisco, CA, USA - May 22-25, 2014)

Presidential Cross-Cutting Theme Program

Social Networks

Friday, May 23, 2014, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Continental Ballroom 1-3

Psychological research and the technology industry mutually inform and influence each other, but rarely do these two worlds meet to engage in open dialogue. This cross-cutting theme program features scientists and industry leaders organized around three subthemes: behavioral genetics, mobile sensing, and social networks. We pose the following questions: How can scientists take advantage of rapid technological advances, and how can technology harness what social scientists know about human behavior?

This is part of the Presidential Theme Program: Science and Technology.


Megan A. Moreno

Using Facebook to Improve Early Identification of Depression Symptoms: Opportunities and Challenges
Megan A. Moreno
University of Washington
Social media sites such as Facebook are popular among teens and may provide new insights into health concerns such as depression. This talk will describe several linked research studies using social media to investigate displayed depression symptoms, and adolescents’ views on using social media to promote improved access to care.

Ethan F. Kross

Facebook and Well-Being: A Relationship Worth Pondering?
Ethan F. Kross
University of Michigan
Online social networks are rapidly changing the way human beings interact, creating new opportunities and challenges for psychological scientists. This talk will review findings from an ongoing program of research that explores the implications that Facebook use has for well-being to highlight some of these emerging opportunities and challenges.

Arturo Bejar

Arturo Bejar
Facebook Inc.


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