Chas Monge


Chas Monge received his B.S. in Psychology and Sociology from Illinois College. He is currently a student in the Masters of Science in Psychological Science where he works with Dr. Howard Berenbaum and Dr. Chris Fraley.

Research Interests

  • Online Behavior, including Disinhibition, Toxic Behavior, and Dehumanization
  • Aggression and Perspective-Taking
  • Beliefs and Expectations

Research Description

The bulk of my research interests consists of human social behavior across varying online environments/contexts. As online social interactions become more integral to our lives (through social media, online forums, online gaming), we are struggling to cope with the prevalence of hostile and toxic behaviors endemic to these environments. These behaviors go by many names, such as trolling, flaming, cyberbullying, griefing, flaming, etc. Specifically, I am interested in how these types of behaviors emerge, the various forms they take, and how people justify engaging in and responding to these behaviors.