Steven E. Stern

Ph.D; Professor of Psychology

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Steven E. Stern has studied human-technology interaction since the early 1990s. While his initial work examined the effects of performing automated tasks on how people felt about themselves, he has since examined other links between technology and human functioning, including a challenge to the legitimacy of Internet addiction as a clinical diagnosis, the use of email as a data collection tool, and how people react to speech disabled people who are dependent on computer synthesized speech as an assistive technology. Dr. Stern has been at the University of Pittsburgh of Johnstown since 1996 and currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Psychology.

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Stern, Steven E., Mullennix, John W., Yaroslavsky, Ilya (2006): Persuasion and social perception of human vs. synthetic voice across person as source and . In International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 64 (1) pp. 43-52.

Stern, Steven E., Gregor, Shirley, Martin, Michael A., Goode, Sigi, Rolfe, John (2004): A classification tree analysis of broadband adoption in Australian households. In: Janssen, Marijn, Sol, Henk G., Wagenaar, René W. (eds.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Electronic Commerce - ICEC 2004 October 25-27, 2004, Delft, The Netherlands. pp. 451-456.