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Personality and Text

patrickhenry_liberty Wrote: Apr 04, 2012 3:34 AM
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Unless you really know someone, or something about them, it’s hard to get personality out of email and text. Nick Epley, a professor of economics has done a fair amount of research on email and other virtual communication.

His latest paper, examines how virtual communication allows us to dehumanize a person. His paper builds on the Milgram experiments done at Yale shortly after World War Two.

Being socially connected has considerable bene?ts for oneself, but may have negative consequences for evaluations of others. In particular, being socially connected to close others satis?es the...