Effects Of Social Information Processing Theory

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The Social Information Processing Theory (SIPT) provides an opportunity to interact, initiate and maintain relationships among individuals in online situations.. Joseph Walther (1992) developed an interpersonal communication theory which as known as Social information processing theory (SIP). Social information processing theory describes the how our mental operations affect behavior in various social situations. This theory explains how individuals come to know one another online, without nonverbal hints, and how they establish and maintain relationships in the computer-mediated environment (Walther, 1992; Olaniran, 2011). It is a useful construct in understanding an individual interpersonal functioning. This theory has the potential to facilitate the development of trust among members of virtual community, creating group cohesion, and emphasizing cross-communication within groups.There was a number of studies on online interactions for its positive and negative consequences. Communication Theories such as Social presence theory, Media richness theory, and lack of social context cues provides evidence for the differences between the computer-mediated communication (CMC) and Face-to-Face communication. In the present easy, an attempt is made to discuss effects of communication technology on social interactions particularly on intimacy, in CMC and Face-to-Face communication and also Information and communication technologies (ICTs) on education. Computer-mediated
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