Nicole Muscanell received her Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Alabama in 2013. She is interested in understanding how individuals communicate via technology and what impact technology has on interpersonal processes and psychological outcomes. Her current research largely focuses on the use of social media and examines self-disclosure and self-presentation, social influence processes, and professional and organizational communication. Nicole is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Knowledge Media Research Center in Tübingen, Germany. Starting in August 2015, she will be an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Penn State York. She heads In-Mind's media & PR team.