Internet trolling and everyday sadism: Parallel effects on pain perception and moral judgment

Objective: This research seeks to clarify the association between online trolling and sadistic personality, and to provide evidence that the reward and rationalization processes at work in sadism are likewise manifest in online trolling. Method: …

Trolls just want to have fun

In two online studies (total N = 1215), respondents completed personality inventories and a survey of their Internet commenting styles. Overall, strong positive associations emerged among online commenting frequency, trolling enjoyment, and troll …

iTroll Questionnaire

The iTroll questionnaire is a self-report measure of online trolling tendencies. Instructions Here are some questions about your attitudes toward online trolling.