Sean Rife, Ph.D.

Dr. Sean Rife


 My work focuses on technology and relationships, and the role social media use plays in influencing psychosocial outcomes. Specifically, I am interested in social support processes as they occur in different venues (online, through social network services, and in more traditional contexts), and how individual-level and situational factors influence support seeking behavior. Additionally, I am developing tools to apply linguistic analyses commonly used in psychological research to large datasets (so-called “big data”), particularly Facebook and Twitter status updates.


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