“Psychologists have long studied social networks, and the growing popularity of sites like MySpace and Facebook provide fertile territory for research. Stanford University even has a class called “Psychology of Facebook.” What do our online profiles say about us?”
The hour long segment was originally broadcast on May 12 on the KQED Forum program. Host Michael Krasny interviewed two guests:
- B.J. Fogg, director of the at Stanford University and the author of an upcoming book on the psychology of Facebook
- Sam Gosling, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin
It’s a good show that explores why social networking sites gave become ubiquitous and popular, ow they work, and why they work.