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[언론정보연구소] 제7회 해외저명학자 초청 특강 안내

2022.07.13.

BK FOUR "자유롭고 책임있는 AI 미디어" 교육연구단과 언론정보연구소에서는 커뮤니케이션학계 해외 유수 학자들을 초청해 다양한 주제의 강연 시리즈를 개최하고 있습니다.
이 세션은 온라인(ZOOM)으로만 진행됩니다. 많은 분들의 관심과 참여 부탁드립니다.

일시: 7월 13일 (수) 9:30 - 11:00

접속 링크: https://snu-ac-kr.zoom.us/j/81618765612

강연자: Jingbo Meng (Michigan State University)

제목: Social Support in the Digital Age: Social Network and Artificial Intelligence


내용:
Online social support enabled by communication technologies is a critical resource for coping with stress and illness. In this talk, I will present two lines of research on social support in the digital age. The first study is representative of my theoretical interest on the structural model of social support. Using computational research methods, this study established the linkages between individuals’ structural positions in an online social network and specific types of social support received from members in the network by tracking their online communication over three months. The second line of research involves using artificial intelligence (AI) to communicate social support in online social networks. I will present findings from online experiments that examined people’s perceptions about AI, their psychological outcomes after interacting with AI, and comparisons of conversational patterns between human-human and human-AI interactions.


강연자 소개:
Jingbo Meng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University. She received her doctoral degree from Annenberg School for Communication at University of Southern California. Dr. Meng’s research focuses on the processes and effects of human networking via contemporary communication technologies on social support, health behavior change, and psychological well-being. Her work aims to illuminate individual- and group-level communication mechanisms that can explain online network influence. Bridging the structural theory of social influence and computer-mediated communication theories, Dr. Meng has published in leading journals in the field of communication such as Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Communication Research, and Computers in Human Behavior. Applying her basic science work to the health domain, Jingbo has received internal and external grants for promoting physical and psychological well-being using communication technologies.