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Evolutionary Psychology, Social Emotions and Social Networking Sites -- An Integrative Model
Unformatted Document Text:  total contacts, the scores were significant as well F (3, 254) = 6.044, p < .01 with the adjusted R 2 at .067 for the model, which indicates 6.7% of the variance in the dependent variable, total contacts, could be explained by the independent variables age, sex and “alienation.” Age predicted total number of contacts with a beta at -.20, p < .01 as well as with “alienation” with total contacts with a beta at -.165 p < .01. The older the respondent was, the fewer contacts they were most likely to have; and the fewer contacts a participant had the more likely they were to be in a state of “alienation.” Refer to Table 3 for results. Discussion This study set out to find if SNS satisfy people’s social needs based on an EP model, whereby cross-cultural characteristics imply a human nature brought about from our evolutionary history. This paper looked at behavior in relation to what purpose and function it would serve people from an adaptive point of view in order to provide a better understanding of human phenomena. If we know that human’s respond and engage their environment through the body and brain combined into an interwoven organism, it then creates a new opportunity in comprehending human behavior, that we are not acted upon, but rather act in such a way based on what outcome would best suit survival and promote well being. Additionally, this paper examined classic social science concepts like loss of community, disconnection and no social identity first proposed by Tonnies (2002), Durkheim (Schellenburg, 1978) and Marx (McLellan, 1977; Rio, 1999). Emotive responses attuned to complex social environmental cues were never considered as a means of explaining the causes for social phenomena like gesellschaft, anomie and alienation. Classic theorists viewed alienation as a socio-psychological state. Using EP as our model lets us examine these concepts from a new 18

Authors: Suran, Sandra., Pettey, Gary., Bracken, Cheryl. and Whitbred, Robert.
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total contacts, the scores were significant as well (3, 254) = 6.044, p < .01 with the adjusted R
at .067 for the model, which indicates 6.7% of the variance in the dependent variable, total 
contacts, could be explained by the independent variables age, sex and “alienation.”  Age 
predicted total number of contacts with a beta at  -.20, < .01 as well as with “alienation” with 
total contacts with a beta at -.165 < .01. The older the respondent was, the fewer contacts they 
were most likely to have; and the fewer contacts a participant had the more likely they were to be 
in a state of “alienation.”  Refer to Table 3 for results.
This study set out to find if SNS satisfy people’s social needs based on an EP model, 
whereby cross-cultural characteristics imply a human nature brought about from our 
evolutionary history.  This paper looked at behavior in relation to what purpose and function it 
would serve people from an adaptive point of view in order to provide a better understanding of 
human phenomena.  If we know that human’s respond and engage their environment through the 
body and brain combined into an interwoven organism, it then creates a new opportunity in 
comprehending human behavior, that we are not acted upon, but rather act in such a way based 
on what outcome would best suit survival and promote well being.
Additionally, this paper examined classic social science concepts like loss of community, 
disconnection and no social identity first proposed by Tonnies (2002), Durkheim (Schellenburg, 
1978) and Marx (McLellan, 1977; Rio, 1999). Emotive responses attuned to complex social 
environmental cues were never considered as a means of explaining the causes for social 
phenomena like gesellschaft,  anomie and alienation.  Classic theorists viewed alienation as a 
socio-psychological state. Using EP as our model lets us examine these concepts from a new 

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