About Robert Tokunaga, PhD
Assistant Professor at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Bobby Tokunaga studies the social and psychological implications of using communication technologies. He is currently engaged in research that examines the deficient self-regulation of Internet use, the use of Internet-based technologies for the sexual solicitation of minors, and interpersonal factors promoting electronic monitoring and surveillance in relationships. He is also part of a group of international scholars charged with refining the definitions and methods used in cyberbullying research. His other research interests include investigating factors that moderate the aggression and hostility people experience following violent video game play and statistical methods used in meta-analysis. Bobby teaches various undergraduate courses in the Communicology Department, including theories of communicology, research methods, and the evoluation of public discourse in the digital era.
Bobby is active in high school speech and debate activities in Hawai‘i. He advised speech and debate teams for eight years and has served in various capacities on the Executive Board of the Hawai‘i Speech League.