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Stephanie J. Tobin

Stephanie J. Tobin

Research Interests:

(1) Social media use and belonging. How do our behaviors and experiences on social networking sites affect belonging and related needs?
(2) How do people attempt to resolve and cope with uncertainty about the causes of events? I am currently examining metacognitive beliefs about alcohol and how they can explain the link between causal uncertainty and alcohol use.
(3) How can another person's goal pursuit vicariously affect perceivers? We have found that observing completion of a goal reduces performance in that domain, especially among those who are highly sensitive to rewards.

Primary Interests:

  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Life Satisfaction, Well-Being
  • Motivation, Goal Setting
  • Social Cognition

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  • Research Methods/Statistics
  • Social Psychology

Stephanie J. Tobin
School of Psychology
1100 Nudgee Road
Australian Catholic University
Banyo, QLD 4014

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