Faculty Feature of the Month

October 8, 2021 - Ireland Ingram

Dr. Hampton’s research is focused on the relationship between new media and the structure of people's social networks. Recently, he has been exploring how relational persistence and pervasive awareness within networks, as afforded by social media, is related to outcomes including stress, social isolation, social tolerance, psychological distress, social support, adolescent self-esteem, and subjective well-being. His publications have received a number of awards, including the 2012 Outstanding Article Award, for his paper on social isolation and new media use, from the International Communication Association,"


Recent Publications:


Hampton, Keith (2019). Social Media and Change in Psychological Distress over Time: The Role of Social Causation. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 24(5), 205-222. https://doi.org/10.1093/jcmc/zmz010


Hampton, Keith and Barry Wellman. (2018). Lost and Saved… Again: The Moral Panic about the Loss of Community Takes Hold of Social Media. Contemporary Sociology 47(6), 643-651. https://doi.org/10.1177/0094306118805415


Weixu, Lu & Keith Hampton (2017). Beyond the Power of Networks: Differentiating Network Structure from Social Media Affordances for Perceived Social Support. New Media & Society 19(6), 861-879. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444815621514


Hampton, Keith, Weixu Lu and Inyoung Shin. (2016). Digital Media and Stress: Cost of Caring 2.0. Information, Communication & Society 19(9), 1267-1286. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2016.1186714