Virtual Society?

the social science of electronic technologies


Professor Russell Spears

Professor Russell Spears
Department of Social Psychology
University of Amsterdam
Roetersstraat 15
1018 WB Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Russell Spears (PhD, University of Exeter, 1985) (Effects of Visual Anonymity in Computer Mediated Group Interactions) is professor in experimental social psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Amsterdam, where he has taught since 1989. He previously held a Simon-Marks research fellowship at the University of Manchester, and has worked as a researcher at the Universities of Exeter and Dundee. His research interests include social stereotyping, intergroup relations, social influence and social-psychological aspects of computer-mediated communication. He has published widely on these topics in social psychology and communications journals. He recently co-edited the books The social psychology of stereotyping and group life (Spears, Oakes, Ellemers, & Haslam, 1997) and Social identity: Context, content and commitment (Ellemers, Spears, & Doosje, 1999). He is currently editor of the British Journal of Social Psychology.



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