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Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson

Linda A. Jackson has research interests in: (1) cultural, social and psychological factors influencing the use and consequences of using information and communication technologies (ICT); (2) the impact of children’s ICT use on cognitive, social, psychological and moral development; (3) culture, gender, cognition, and learning in ICT environments; (4) the digital divide, including the implications for children’s academic performance and adult job outcomes; and (5) racial, ethnic and gender stereotype effects on employment opportunities and organizational outcomes.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Causal Attribution
  • Culture and Ethnicity
  • Gender Psychology
  • Intergroup Relations
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Person Perception
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Self and Identity
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Jackson, L. A., Samona, R., Moomaw, J., Ramsay, L., Murray, C., Smith, A., & Murray, L. (2006). What children do on the Internet: Domains visited and their relationship to socio-demographic characteristics and academic performance. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 10(2).
  • Jackson, L. A., Zhao, Y., Kolenic, A., Fitzgerald, H. E., Harold, R., & von Eye, A. (in press) Race, gender and Information Technology use: The new digital divide. CyberPsychology and Behavior.
  • Jackson, L. A., Zhao, Y., Qiu, W., Kolenic, A., Fitzgerald, H. E., Harold, R., & von Eye, A. (in press). Cultural differences in morality in the real and virtual worlds: A comparison of Chinese and U.S. youth. Cyberpsychology and Behavior.
  • Jackson, L. A., von Eye, A., Barbatsis, G., Biocca, F., Fitzgerald, H. E., & Zhao, Y. (2004). The social impact of Internet use on the other side of the digital divide. Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery, 47(7), 43-47.
  • Jackson, L. A., von Eye, A., Biocca, F. A., Barbatsis, G., Zhao, Y. & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2006). Does home Internet use influence the academic performance of low-income children? Findings from the HomeNetToo project. Special Section on Children, Adolescents, and the Internet, Developmental Psychology, 42, 429-435.
  • Jackson, L. A., von Eye, A., Biocca, F., Barbatsis, G., Zhao, Y. & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2005). How low-income children use the Internet at home. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 16, 259-272.
  • Jackson, L. A., von Eye, A., Biocca, F., Zhao, Y., Barbatsis, G., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2005). Instructional set and Internet use. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 8.

Other Publications:

  • Jackson, L. A. (in press). Adolescents and the Internet. To appear in D. Romer & P. Jamieson (Eds.), The Changing Portrayal of American Youth in Popular Media, Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania, New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Jackson, L.A., Zhao, Y., Fitzgerald, H. E., von Eye, A., & Harold, R. (2006). The impact of Information Technology (IT) use on children’s cognitive, social, psychological and moral development. In K. Morgan, C. A. Brebbia & J. M. Spector (Eds). WWW: The Internet Society II: Advances in Education, Commerce and Governance (pp. 23-32). Southampton, UK: WIT Press.
  • Jackson, L. A., von Eye, A., Biocca, F. A., Barbatsis, G., Zhao, Y., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2006). Children's home Internet use: Predictors and psychological, social and academic consequences. In R. Kraut , M. Brynin, & S. Kiesler (Eds.), Computers, Phones and The Internet: Domesticating Information Technology (pp. 145-167). NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Jackson, L. A., von Eye, A., Biocca, F., Zhao, Y., Barbatsis, G., & Fitzgerald, H. (2005). Personality and use of the Internet’s information and communication tools: Findings from the HomeNetToo project. In K-H. Renner, A. Schütz & F. Machilek (Eds.), Internet and Personality (pp. 93-105). Gottingen, Germany: Hogrefe Verlag GmbH & Co. KG.

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Linda Jackson
Department of Psychology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
United States

  • Phone: (517) 353-7207
  • Fax: (517) 432-2476

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