Front Page Titles (by Subject) Privacy in Social Psychology - Literature of Liberty, January/March 1979, vol. 2, No. 1
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Literature of Liberty: A Review of Contemporary Liberal Thought was published first by the Cato Institute (1978-1979) and later by the Institute for Humane Studies (1980-1982) under the editorial direction of Leonard P. Liggio.
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Privacy in Social Psychology
“Privacy: A Hidden Variable in Experimental Social Psychology.” Journal of Social Issues 33 (1977): 85–101.
Social psychology can help to answer a variety of questions relating to privacy including: “Under what circumstances will individuals seek to leave a state of privacy? When will they voluntarily and deliberately grant access to themselves, or information about themselves, to specific others?. . . Under what conditions will individuals try to achieve privacy? When will they express the desire to exert effort to prohibit access to themselves, or information about themselves?. . . What are the behavioral consequences of individuals' beliefs that their behavior or other self-related artifacts are private, unknown to anyone except themselves and to certain others to whom they have granted access to that information?. . . What are the behavioral consequences of an individuals' beliefs that their behavior is public to certain others?”
The areas of social facilitation, conformity, anonymity, reactance, attitude formation, and attitude change render important data for current social psychological research on privacy and autonomy. In addition, research could clarify the unrefined distinction between “private” and “public.” Finally, if we view the “need for privacy” through a sociobiological filter, we might ground this need to human nature in biological evolution.