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Area of academic expertise - outline

My primary area of interest is online impression formation with a focus on social networks such a Facebook and Twitter. I am particularly interested in how the language users employ online influences the impressions viewers form of them, and how this may affect their employability. I am also actively engaged in psycholinguistic research, particularly how we read and process emotional language. I am competent in various experimental methodologies including eyetracking. 

Current research activities

I am currently focused on investigating how the contents of users' social networking profiles influence their online employability. I am carrying out both experimental studies manipulating online language use, and correlational studies using real-world data.

Desired research direction

I am interested in working with employers in different sectors to further investigate how social networks are used in hiring. I am also interested in using eyetracking methodology to investigate how motivation affects viewing patters when evaluating online stimuli.

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Research Output 2009 2019

3 Downloads (Pure)

Social comparison orientation mediates the relationship between neuroticism and passive Facebook lurking

Rozgonjuk, D., Ryan, T., Kuljus, J-K., Taht, K. & Scott, G. G., 2019, In : Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace. 13, 1, 2.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Networking
Personality Inventory

What’s in a game? a game-based approach to exploring 21st-century European identity and values

Leith, M., Boyle, L., Sim, D., Van Der Zwet, A., Scott, G., Jimoyiannis, T., Jandric, P., Hauge, J. B., Tany, N. S. & Hummel, H., 2019, In : Open Review of Educational Research. 6, 1, p. 12-25 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
european identity
national identity
social attraction

Differential emotional processing in concrete and abstract words

Yao, B., Keitel, A., Bruce, G., Scott, G. G., O'Donnell, P. & Sereno, S., 12 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. 44, 7, p. 1064-1074 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Affective Symptoms
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Posting photos on Facebook: The impact of Narcissism, Social Anxiety, Loneliness, and Shyness

Scott, G. G., Boyle, E., Czerniawska, K. & Courtney, A., 15 Oct 2018, In : Personality and Individual Differences. 133, p. 67-72

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Networking