Digital technologies are deeply embedded in our everyday lives. We engage with a diverse set of devices and platforms to communicate, navigate our environment, and seek information or entertainment. As a result, social scientists are at the forefront of an urgent undertaking: to understand the psychological antecedents and consequences of digital technologies such as smartphones and social media.

In this preconference, researchers from psychology, communication, and computer science share their work and ideas for this area of research. The theme for the seventh meeting will focus in particular on social and mobile media, illuminating how they represent both a substantive domain of study and a methodological opportunity for studying human behavior. The invited symposia and panel will explore a wide range of related topics, including individual differences, user motivations, contextual factors, digital disparities, and well-being. A data blitz and poster session will feature the work of early career researchers.

Preconference Organizers

Gabriella Harari,, Stanford University
Joseph Bayer,, The Ohio State University


We will begin accepting submissions for our 2023 preconferences on Sept. 1. All submissions must be completed by 11:59 PM ET on Nov. 15.
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