Research Spotlight

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Communication in Virtual Reality and Video Games

Communication in Virtual Reality and Video Games

In the VICTR Lab, Associate Professor Jorge Peña and students study communication technology—how people interact with the Internet, video games, virtual reality and other digital technology, and how these interactions affect real world behavior.

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Sex in the Workplace on TV

Sex in the Workplace on TV

New study: "Touchy Subjects: Sex in the Workplace on Broadcast, Cable, and Internet Television"

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Computational Communication Research Lab: C^2 Computational Communication Research Lab: C^2

Computational Communication Research Lab: C^2

Our Computational Communication Research Lab (run by Profs. Hilbert, Shen & Barnett) uses the digital (big data) footprint, computer simulations, machine-learning and other techniques to detect new patterns in human and social communication.

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Are Men Better Gamers Than Women?

Are Men Better Gamers Than Women?

Study debunks the gender performance gap in two massively multiplayer online games.

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Is Online Debate Widening Our Political Divide?

Is Online Debate Widening Our Political Divide?

Study finds that political expression on social media hardens political beliefs and hampers consensus.

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