Scholarly Sharing Initiative

30 October 2013 - 16 October 2013
13:15 PM
Abbotsford Campus

Please  join us for the Scholarly Sharing Initiative at the end of October.
  U-House, Abby
  Delicious lunch provided
  Wed, Oct 30
  1:15–2:45 pm
Marcella LaFever, Communication and Harjyot Samra, Business — Student   responses to persuasion: Motivations for engaging in research outside the   sciences at a teaching-intensive university
The purpose of this study was to determine what factors impact student   motivations for engaging in research at a teaching-intensive university. The   study provided information about persuasive messages that might attract   students to participate in research and makes recommendations for using this   information to construct materials that promote research opportunities. The   authors will also talk about their collaboration that started as researcher   and research assistant but developed into a co-authorship. Marcella and   Harjyot would like to engage the attendees in a discussion about developing   undergraduate opportunities for research, authorship and publication.
Ronald Laye, Psychology — Social networking: What we do and do not know about   Facebook friends as social support, and potential applications in health care

In the Fall of 2009 I began collecting data to examine the relationship   between personality variables and Facebook use. Assisted by one student, and   later by several others over three years, our results showed that the more   Facebook "friends" (FBF) one had, the better their psychological   adjustment. High FBF was associated with high self esteem and extraversion,   and with low social anxiety, neuroticism, and loneliness. We then showed that   the usual understanding of the upper limit of 150 for social network size ("Dunbar's   Number") does not apply to on-line networks. We were excited to discover   brain imaging studies (Kanai et al, 2012) that reached the same conclusions   using very different methodology. Given these exciting findings, we now   wonder the following: if Facebook friends represent genuine useful social   capital, can it be effective as social support in a health context? If so,   how can the effects be maximized? What else do we need to know? These are the   question s I propose to discuss with the audience.
Scholarly Sharing Initiative is sponsored by and with the generous support   of: UFV Office of Research Services and UFV College of Arts Office

For more information contact Melissa Walter ( or Michelle   Riedlinger (


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