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Catawba Students and Faculty Member Have Study Accepted for Publication

August 12, 2016

Category: Academics, Faculty, Psychology, Students

seal-embossed.pngCatawba College students Jennifer Beach of Westminster, Md., and Melissa Greene of Salisbury worked with Dr. Sheila Brownlow, a Catawba Professor of Psychology, and Dr. N.C. Silver, a collaborator at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, to examine the use of “self referencing” in Tweets posted by celebrities.

Their study, “The “I”s Have It:  Sex and Social Status Differences on Twitter” has been accepted for publication in Social Behavior Research and Practice.  They studied how number of followers and celebrity sex jointly contributed to increased use of self-referencing via “I” use in Tweets.