Dr. Dan Lane, Assistant Professor of Communication at UC Santa Barbara, guests to discuss his research on how political self-expression influences citizens' perceptions of their political selves as citizens. We also talk about how certain design features of social media seem to affect youth political expression, and how different acts of self-expression can influence political self concepts to varying degrees.
Here are the three studies we discussed in the episode:
- Social Media Expression and the Political Self
- Civic Laboratories: Youth Political Expression in Anonymous, Ephemeral, Geo-Bounded Social Media
- Social Media Design for Youth Political Expression: Testing the Roles of Identifiability and Geo-boundedness