Online and Offline Networks

Investigator: Stephanie Reich (with the Center for Culture, Brain, & Development at the University of California, Los Angeles; Kaveri Subrahmanyam, California State University, Los Angeles)

This project examines how online resources are utilized by adolescents. A series of studies is being conducted to explore how online social networking sites such as MySpace are used for self-presentation, identity formation, and social navigation, and how online and offline social networks compare for teens and young adults.