V.I.C.E. Research Group
Virtual Identity, Community, and Entitativity
Organizations, communities, and society are increasingly dependent on information and communication technologies (ICT) like email, discussion forums, and knowledge management tools. The lives of employees and ordinary citizens are being affected by these technologies in ways that can increase (or decrease) their health and functioning. How can researchers improve the positives and mitigate the negatives to employees and citizens in these changing times?
This is the premise of UNC Charlotte’s V.I.C.E. Research Group. This lab is an interdisciplinary research incubator drawing from the disciplines of industrial-organizational psychology, social psychology, sociology, communication studies, management, and human-computing interactions. We examine how ICT affects individual, group, organizational, and community functioning focusing on people’s feelings of identity, community, and entitativity.
To find out about becoming an undergraduate research assistant, please go here.