Autobiographies created by social media
BA assignment: yes
Internal or external? internal
How many students possible? 4
Own data collection: YES
Type of research: quantitative empirical
Description: Autobiographical memory is important for self-identity. Nowadays, people share many moments on social media. This allows for a new kind of reminiscence by the use of automated biographies based on social media posts. Can an automatically generated autobiography affect positive and negative feelings, self-esteem, relatedness, and identity? In this experiment the effects of automated biographies of Facebook and Instagram will be compared to a control group. Possible questions can be: Is there a difference between persons whose autobiography is created by using the content of Facebook and Instagram? Is there a difference between men and women? Or between age groups? You collect data in a group of 4 students, but each students writes a thesis on the basis of his or her own research question.
Supervisors: Teuntje Elfrink & tba