Simon Gottschalk

Professor, Sociology
Associate, Centre International de Recherche sur l'Individu et la Société Hypermodernes (Paris)
Expertise: Computer-mediated communication, internet studies, Social psychology, Sociology of mental disorders, Environmental sociology, Popular culture and mass media

Biography

For the past several years, Gottschalk's work has revolved around the social and psychological effects of our increasingly online lives in areas such as work, education, family life, cognitive and emotional aptitudes, interactions, our sense of self, etc. He has been interviewed extensively by the local media, and is cited in CNet, the New York Times and the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

He is a former president of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction and former editor of its flagship journal Symbolic Interaction. He also is an associate at the Paris-based Research Center on Hypermodern Individuals and Societies.

Gottschalk is the co-author of The Senses in Self, Society, and Culture (Routledge), and the author of many book chapters and articles that provide a critical social psychological approach to topics such as computer-mediated communication, hypermodern theory, mass media, popular culture, terrorism, mental disorders, youth cultures, and others. 

Simon Gottschalk In The News

Southern Living
January 22, 2019
Between work commitments, family obligations, the constant barrage of news updates, and the never-ending cycle of emails, we truly live in a 24/7 world. Though it’s tempting to want to stay on top of it all, it’s actually more important than ever to spend time doing absolutely nothing. And that’s a scientific fact.
The Conversation
December 24, 2018
In early December, The Wall Street Journal published a feature titled “The Loneliest Generation.”
OR Today
November 30, 2018
Americans are known around the world for eating too much, but when it comes to time, we are starving ourselves. It’s called “time famine” – an unpleasant, uncomfortable feeling that we have too much to do in too little time. Social scientists have been studying it for more than 20 years.
SaneBox Blog
November 26, 2018
Your phone. In today’s society, it’s hard to picture life without it. It keeps you connected, it keeps you entertained, and it keeps you busy—but one thing it doesn’t necessarily do? Keep you productive.

Articles Featuring Simon Gottschalk

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ResearchDecember 26, 2018
In 2018, faculty and students collaborated with one another and international colleagues on scientific exploration that sought to help people make sense of themselves and the world around them.
Silhouette of man sitting in a dark room in front of a glowing computer screen.
ResearchJune 5, 2018
Technology carries the promise to make our lives easier, but at what price? UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk explains his research in a new book.