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Eric B. Weiser

Eric B. Weiser

I am an Associate Professor of Psychology at Curry College, located 7 miles south of Boston, MA. I came to Curry in the Fall of 2001, and I teach courses in Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Experimental Psychology. I am delighted to be a part of this department because of its longstanding and recognized commitment to students, teaching, scholarship, and collegiality. The Psychology faculty here at Curry are known for their excellent and rigorous teaching and scholarship.

My research focuses on the social and psychological effects that the Internet has on its users. In particular, I am interested in the associations between Internet use and loneliness, depression, social integration, and other indices of psychological well-being. I am currently studying the role of both personality and anxiety in the etiology and exacerbation of asthma symptomatology. In addition, I have expertise in multivariate statistical methods, structural equation modeling, and various meta-analytic techniques.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Health Psychology
  • Internet and Virtual Psychology
  • Neuroscience, Psychophysiology
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Persuasion, Social Influence
  • Political Psychology
  • Prejudice and Stereotyping
  • Research Methods, Assessment

Journal Articles:

  • Weiser, E. (2001). The functions of Internet use and social and psychological consequences. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 4, 723-743.
  • Weiser, E. (2000). Gender differences in Internet use patterns and Internet application preferences: A two-sample comparison. Cyberpsychology and Behavior, 3, 1-12.
  • Weiser, E. (2000). The history of the Internet: Political, economic, and social contexts. Journal for Mental Changes, 6, 81-103.

Courses Taught:

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychology of the Internet
  • Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Stereotypes and Prejudice
  • Stress, Coping, and Adaptation

Eric B. Weiser
Department of Psychology
Curry College
Milton, Massachusetts 02186
United States

  • Phone: (617) 333-2070

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