|Asst Prof Marko M Skoric|
Deputy Head, Division of Communication Research
Division of Communication Research
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
College of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences
Office: SCI 03-41
- PhD University of Michigan 2006
- BSc University of London, UCL 1998
|Marko M. Skoric is an assistant professor at the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Michigan, and a B.Sc. in Psychology from the University College London, UK. Marko’s teaching and research interests are focused on new media and social change, with particular emphasis on civic and political implications of new communication technologies. |
Marko has conducted studies on online social capital and its civic and political implications; effects of video-game addiction and violence; cultural shaping of communication systems and democratization; and civic and political impact of podcasting, social networking and broadband Internet, among other topics.
Marko has received several top-paper awards from renowned communication conferences, including AEJMC, ICA and NCA. He co-authored a study on the impact of video games on aggressive behavior which was cited in a recent US Supreme Court case (Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Assn.) and covered in the international news media, including The Economist and The Washington Post. In Singapore, Marko has been frequently interviewed by the local and regional media including Channel NewsAsia, Radio Australia, Radio Singapore International, The Straits Times, Today and The New Paper. His research has appeared in edited volumes and peer-reviewed journals such as Mass Communication & Society, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Communication Monographs, Asian Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, CyberPsychology & Behavior, Surveillance & Society, and Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia.
For more info, please visit: http://markoskoric.com
|Online social capital and civic/political engagement
Communication networks and political/economic development
Comparative political communication
Video game addiction/engagement; video game violence
|Research Grant |
|Current Projects |
- Emerging Digital InfoComm and Media Platforms
- Liberty City in a Fine City: A Study of Video Game Cultivation Effects in Singapore
- Social and Cultural Impact of Social Media: An Empirical Study
- The Internet and General Elections 201X
- The Relationship of Social Capital and Cyber Bullying: An Empirical Study of Singaporean Youths
- Teng , S. K. Z, Chong, G. Y. M, Siew, A. S. C., & Skoric, M. M. (2011). Grand Theft Auto IV comes to Singapore: The effects of repeated exposure to violent video games on aggression.. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 14(10), 597-602.
- Skoric, M.M., Teo, L.C.T. & Neo, R.L. (2009). Children and video games: Addiction, engagement, and scholastic achievement. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 12(5), 567-572.
- Skoric, M.M., Ng, Y.Y.D. (2009). Bowling online, not alone: Online social capital and political participation in Singapore. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 14(2), 414-433.
- Skoric, M.M. (2007). Is culture destiny in Asia? A story of a Tiger and a Lion. Asian Journal of Communication, 17(4), 396-415.
- Williams D. & Skoric, M. (2005). Internet fantasy violence: A test of aggression in an online game. Communication Monographs, 72(2), 217-233.