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Cyberpsychology. The Study of Individuals, Society and Digital Technologies. BPS Textbooks in Psychology

  • ID: 2249856
  • Book
  • 264 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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An important new textbook for an exciting area of contemporary psychological study and research...

The field of cyberpsychology examines the psychology of interactions between individuals, societies and digital technologies. This engaging and accessible textbook offers a complete introduction to the subject. The authors outline key theories, provide critical assessments, identify areas in need of further research, and discuss ways to use digital technologies as a research tool. They also include a wealth of real life examples, activities and discussion questions for students at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Cyberpsychology provides up–to–date coverage of a wide range of topics relating to online behaviour, and considers the potential impact of these interactions offline:

  • online identity
  • online dating and relationships
  • pornography
  • cyberbullying
  • children′s use of the Internet
  • online games and gambling
  • deception
  • online crime
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List of Tables, Figures and Boxes x

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

Chapter 2 The Self in Cyberspace 9

Chapter 3 Online Relationships 23

Chapter 4 Online Dating 39

Chapter 5 Online Sexual Activities 51

Chapter 6 Internet Infidelity 62

Chapter 7 Children s and Teens Use of Digital Technologies 73

Chapter 8 Online Education 86

Chapter 9 Leisure and Entertainment 101

Chapter 10 Online Gaming and Gambling 114

Chapter 11 Online Deception 128

Chapter 12 Online Crimes: Scams, Fraud and Illegal Downloads 141

Chapter 13 Online Crimes: Cyberharassment, Hate Crimes and Cyberwarfare 156

Chapter 14 Online Crimes: Child Pornography and Paedophilia 170

Chapter 15 Online Support and Health Care 187

Chapter 16 Concluding Thoughts 200

References 203

Index 240

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Monica T. Whitty
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