Panel at the International Convention of Psychological Science 2017

Using social media to promote professional development, scientific dissemination and networking
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 3:00pm to Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 5:00pm
Lorenza Colzato (University of Leiden) To blog or not to blog, that is the question
Daniel Lakens (Eindhoven University) Social Media as a Networking Tool
Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol) Jekyll and Hyde: Science blogs vs. blog “science”
Gabriella Vigliocco (University College of London) Using social media for research: from recruitment to crowdsourcing
Angelique Cramer (University of Amsterdam) The boundaries of your online identity
Antonella Sorace (University of Edinburgh) Enhancing the public understanding of bilingualism through social media: The Bilingualism Matters experience
Organizers/moderators: Teresa Bajo (Universidad de Granada), Cristina Cacciari (Universita of the Studi di Modena)

Social media has become integrated into many aspects of daily life. Websites, blogs or YouTube are used to communicate information, keep in touch with people or create social networks. Similarly, scientists are increasingly using social media to share new articles, discuss scientific opinions and circulate information about professional opportunities and scientific events. Social media networks can be beneficial for scientists by offering powerful tools to boost their professional profile and increase the visibility of their science. In this workshop organized by Women in Cognitive Science, an international panel of senior and junior researchers will discuss best practices for using social media toward different scientific and professional goals. In different presentations panellists will focus on the use of blogs, twits, websites and internet platforms for scientific dissemination, increased visibility of personal scientific profiles, networking, fund raising or increasing public awareness and understanding of a scientific topic. Panel presentations will be followed by open discussion with the audience.