Thursday, January 7, 2016

Erin Hollenbaugh '03, Ph.D.

Erin HollenbaughErin Hollenbaugh '03, Ph.D., associate professor of communication studies at Kent State University Stark, presented "A Uses and Gratifications Approach to Exploring Antecedents to Facebook Dependency" at the National Communication Association Conference in November, 2015.  In previous studies, "Facebook Self-disclosure: Examining the Role of Traits, Social Cohesion, and Motives" (2014) and "Predictors of Honesty, Intent, and Valence of Facebook Self-disclosure" (2015) published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior, Dr. Hollenbaugh and Amber Ferris, assistant professor of communication at The University of Akron's Wayne College, uncovered personality traits common among specific types of Facebook users.  Read more here.