Psychology and the Internet

Psychology and the Internet
Author: Jayne Gackenbach
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2011-10-10
ISBN 10: 0080469051
ISBN 13: 9780080469058
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology and the Internet Book Review:

The previous edition provided the first resource for examining how the Internet affects our definition of who we are and our communication and work patterns. It examined how normal behavior differs from the pathological with respect to Internet use. Coverage includes how the internet is used in our social patterns: work, dating, meeting people of similar interests, how we use it to conduct business, how the Internet is used for learning, children and the Internet, what our internet use says about ourselves, and the philosophical ramifications of internet use on our definitions of reality and consciousness. Since its publication in 1998, a slew of other books on the topic have emerged, many speaking solely to internet addiction, learning on the web, or telehealth. There are few competitors that discuss the breadth of impact the internet has had on intrpersonal, interpersonal, and transpersonal psychology. Provides the first resource for looking at how the Internet affects our definition of who we are Examines the philosophical ramifications of Internet use and our definitions of self, reality, and work Explores how the Internet is used to meet new friends and love interests, as well as to conduct business Discusses what represents normal behavior with respect to Internet use

The Psychology of the Internet

The Psychology of the Internet
Author: Patricia Wallace
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2015-10-31
ISBN 10: 1107079136
ISBN 13: 9781107079137
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of the Internet Book Review:

This balanced and engaging research-based textbook explores the psychological aspects of the online world and how they affect human behavior.

Internet Psychology

Internet Psychology
Author: Yair Amichai-Hamburger
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2017-06-26
ISBN 10: 1317222180
ISBN 13: 9781317222187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Psychology Book Review:

We can't imagine our lives without the Internet. It is the tool of our existence; without it we couldn't work, plan our social and leisure activities, and interact with friends. The Internet’s influence on contemporary society extends across every aspect of our personal and professional lives, but how has this altered us in psychological terms? How are we to understand how the Internet can promote enormous amounts of caring and kindness to strangers and yet be the source of unremitting acts of terror? This book, grounded in the latest cutting-edge research, enhances our understanding of how we, and our children, behave online. It explores questions such as: Why does our self-control abandon us sometimes on the Internet? Why does the Internet create a separate realm of social and personal relationships? How does all that change us as people? Are youngsters really as exposed and threatened on the web as people think? Internet Psychology: The Basics is a vital and fascinating guide to the online world, drawing on classic theories of human behaviour to shed fresh light on this central facet of modern life. It argues that, even in an age of constant technological advancement, our understanding of the human psyche remains rooted in these well-established theories. Embracing both positive and negative aspects of Internet use, this easy introduction to the subject will appeal to students and general readers alike.

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology
Author: Adam Joinson,Katelyn McKenna,Tom Postmes,Ulf-Dietrich Reips
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2009-02-12
ISBN 10: 0191008087
ISBN 13: 9780191008085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology Book Review:

Over one billion people use the Internet globally. Psychologists are beginning to understand what people do online, and the impact being online has on behaviour. It's making us re-think many of our existing assumptions about what it means to be a social being. For instance, if we can talk, flirt, meet people and fall in love online, this challenges many of psychology's theories that intimacy or understanding requires physical co-presence. "The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" brings together many of the leading researchers in what can be termed 'Internet Psychology'. Though a very new area of research, it is growing at a phenomenal pace. In addition to well-studied areas of investigation, such as social identity theory, computer-mediated communication and virtual communities, the volume also includes chapters on topics as diverse as deception and misrepresentation, attitude change and persuasion online, Internet addiction, online relationships, privacy and trust, health and leisure use of the Internet, and the nature of interactivity. With over 30 chapters written by experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled, and serves to define this emerging area of research. Uniquely, this content is supported by an entire section covering the use of the Internet as a research tool, including qualitative and quantitative methods, online survey design, personality testing, ethics, and technological and design issues. While it is likely to be a popular research resource to be 'dipped into', as a whole volume it is coherent and compelling enough to act as a single text book. "The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology" is the definitive text on this burgeoning field. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in the psychological aspects of Internet use, or planning to conduct research using the 'net'.

Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction
Author: Emaline Friedman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2020-12-31
ISBN 10: 0429508999
ISBN 13: 9780429508998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Addiction Book Review:

This essential book questions the psychological construct of Internet Addiction by contextualizing it within the digital technological era. It proposes a critical psychology that investigates user subjectivity as a function of capitalism and imperialism, arguing against punitive models of digital excesses and critiquing the political economy of the Internet affecting all users. Friedman explores the limitations of individual-centered remediations exemplified in the psychology of internet addiction. Furthermore, Friedman outlines the self-creative actions of social media users, and the data processing that exploits them to urge psychologists to politicize rather than pathologize the effects of excessive net use. The book develops a notion of capitalist imperialism of the social web and studies this using the radical methods of philosopher Gilles Deleuze and psychoanalyst Félix Guattari. By synthesizing perspectives on digital life from sociology, economics, digital media theory, and technology studies for psychologists, this book will be of interest to academics and students in these areas, as well as psychologists and counselors interested in addressing Internet Addiction as a collective, societal ill.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of the Internet at Work

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of the Internet at Work
Author: Guido Hertel,Dianna L. Stone,Richard D. Johnson,Jonathan Passmore
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN 10: 1119256143
ISBN 13: 9781119256144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of the Internet at Work Book Review:

This authoritative Wiley Blackwell Handbook in Organizational Psychology focuses on individual and organizational applications of Internet-enabled technologies within the workplace. The editors have drawn on their collective experience in collating thematically structured material from leading writers based in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. Coinciding with the growing international interest in the application of psychology to organizations, the work offers a unique depth of analysis from an explicitly psychological perspective. Each chapter includes a detailed literature review that offers academics, researchers, scientist-practitioners, and students an invaluable frame of reference. Coverage is built around competencies set forth by regulatory agencies including the APA and BPS, and includes cyberloafing, ergonomics of human-computer interaction at work, permanent accessibility and work-life balance, and trust in online environments.

Educational Psychology and the Internet

Educational Psychology and the Internet
Author: Michael Glassman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN 10: 1316666646
ISBN 13: 9781316666647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educational Psychology and the Internet Book Review:

The first comprehensive, research-based textbook on Internet-infused education, Educational Psychology and the Internet offers students an accessible guide to important issues in the field. Michael Glassman begins with an overview of the history that traces the evolution of the Internet and its significance for education. He outlines the current state of research, clearly defining terms that students will need to discuss larger concepts, such as hypertext and cyberspace. The second part of the book explores the practical applications of this research, which range from the individual-oriented to the generalized, including massive open online courses (MOOCs), open educational resources, and augmented reality. Key issues that affect teachers and students today, such as Net Neutrality and Creative Commons and Open Source licenses, are explained in straightforward terms, and often-overlooked differences - for example, between course management systems and learning management systems, and between blogs, social networking sites, and short messaging systems - are highlighted.

Understanding the Psychology of Internet Behaviour

Understanding the Psychology of Internet Behaviour
Author: Adam N. Joinson
Publsiher: Palgrave Macmillan
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2003-02-08
ISBN 10: 9780333984680
ISBN 13: 0333984684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding the Psychology of Internet Behaviour Book Review:

The Internet is transforming business, education, and maybe even ourselves. In this timely and unique text, Adam Joinson provides a clear, engaging and lively summary of the psychology of the Internet, while at the same time drawing lessons from previous technologies as diverse as the early telephone, telegraph, and even radio hams. Mixing anecdote with findings from psychological studies, this book provides a clear, compelling and insightful vision of the psychology of the Internet, and the implications for the design of future technologies.

Internet Addiction

Internet Addiction
Author: Christian Montag,Martin Reuter
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN 10: 3319462768
ISBN 13: 9783319462769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Internet Addiction Book Review:

The second edition of this successful book provides further and in-depth insight into theoretical models dealing with Internet addiction, as well as includes new therapeutical approaches. The editors also broach the emerging topic of smartphone addiction. This book combines a scholarly introduction with state-of-the-art research in the characterization of Internet addiction. It is intended for a broad audience including scientists, students and practitioners. The first part of the book contains an introduction to Internet addiction and their pathogenesis. The second part of the book is dedicated to an in-depth review of neuroscientific findings which cover studies using a variety of biological techniques including brain imaging and molecular genetics. The third part of the book focuses on therapeutic interventions for Internet addiction. The fourth part of the present book is an extension to the first edition and deals with a new emerging potential disorder related to Internet addiction – smartphone addiction. Moreover, in this second edition of the book new content has been added. Among others, the reader will find an overview of theoretical models dealing with Internet addiction, results from twin studies in the context of Internet addiction and additional insights into therapeutic approaches to Internet addiction.

Cyberpsychology

Cyberpsychology
Author: Kent Norman
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN 10: 1107102545
ISBN 13: 9781107102545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyberpsychology Book Review:

This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the human-computer interface in clear, non-technical language, making it an ideal introduction for students of both psychology and computer science. Covering the past, present, and future developments in technology and psychology, it combines cutting-edge academic research with engaging illustrations and examples that show students how the material relates to their lives. Topics addressed include: human factors of input devices, and the basics of sensation and perception; memory and cognitive issues of users navigating their way through interfaces; communication via programming languages and natural speech interaction; cyberpathologies such as techno-stress and Internet addiction disorders; and challenges surrounding automation and artificial intelligence. This thoroughly updated second edition features new chapters on virtual reality and cybersecurity; expanded coverage of social media, mobile computing, e-learning, and video games; and end-of-chapter review questions that ensure students have mastered key objectives.

The Cyber Effect

The Cyber Effect
Author: Mary Aiken
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-27
ISBN 10: 0812987470
ISBN 13: 9780812987478
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cyber Effect Book Review:

A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave “A must-read for this moment in time.”—Steven D. Levitt, co-author of Freakonomics • One of the best books of the year—Nature Mary Aiken, the world’s leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology, offers a starting point for all future conversations about how the Internet is shaping development and behavior, societal norms and values, children, safety, privacy, and our perception of the world. Drawing on her own research and extensive experience with law enforcement, Aiken covers a wide range of subjects, from the impact of screens on the developing child to the explosion of teen sexting and the acceleration of compulsive and addictive behaviors online. Aiken provides surprising statistics and incredible-but-true case studies of hidden trends that are shaping our culture and raising troubling questions about where the digital revolution is taking us. Praise for The Cyber Effect “How to guide kids in a hyperconnected world is one of the biggest challenges for today’s parents. Mary Aiken clearly and calmly separates reality from myth. She clearly lays out the issues we really need to be concerned about and calmly instructs us on how to keep our kids safe and healthy in their digital lives.”—Peggy Orenstein, author of the New York Times bestseller Girls & Sex “[A] fresh voice and a uniquely compelling perspective that draws from the murky, fascinating depths of her criminal case file and her insight as a cyber-psychologist . . . This is Aiken’s cyber cri de coeur as a forensic scientist, and she wants everyone on the case.”—The Washington Post “Fascinating . . . If you have children, stop what you are doing and pick up a copy of The Cyber Effect.”—The Times (UK) “An incisive tour of sociotechnology and its discontents.”—Nature “Just as Rachel Carson launched the modern environmental movement with her Silent Spring, Mary Aiken delivers a deeply disturbing, utterly penetrating, and urgently timed investigation into the perils of the largest unregulated social experiment of our time.”—Bob Woodward “Mary Aiken takes us on a fascinating, thought-provoking, and at times scary journey down the rabbit hole to witness how the Internet is changing the human psyche. A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the temptations and tragedies of cyberspace.”—John R. Suler, PhD, author of The Psychology of Cyberspace “Drawing on a fascinating and mind-boggling range of research and knowledge, Mary Aiken has written a great, important book that terrifies then consoles by pointing a way forward so that our experience online might not outstrip our common sense.”—Steven D. Levitt “Having worked with law enforcement groups from INTERPOL and Europol as well as the U.S. government, Aiken knows firsthand how today’s digital tools can be exploited by criminals lurking in the Internet’s Dark Net.”—Newsweek

Psychology of the Digital Age

Psychology of the Digital Age
Author: John Suler
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2015-10-31
ISBN 10: 1107128749
ISBN 13: 9781107128743
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology of the Digital Age Book Review:

Drawing on years of online research, this book presents key principles of life and wellbeing in the digital realm.

Online Consumer Psychology

Online Consumer Psychology
Author: Curtis P. Haugtvedt,Karen A. Machleit,Richard Yalch
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2005-03-23
ISBN 10: 1135608105
ISBN 13: 9781135608101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Online Consumer Psychology Book Review:

Online Consumer Psychology addresses many of the issues created by the Internet and goes beyond the topic of advertising and the Web to include topics such as customization, site design, word of mouth processes, and the study of consumer decision making while online. The theories and research methods help provide greater insight into the processes underlying consumer behavior in online environments. Broken into six sections, this book: focuses on community and looks at the Internet's ability to bring like-minded individuals from around the world into one forum; examines issues related to advertising, specifically click-through rates and advertising content placed within gaming online and wireless networks; provides readers with reasons why consumers customize products and the benefits of customization; discusses the psychological effects of site design; asks the question of whether the Internet empowers consumers to make better decisions; and discusses research tools that can be used online.

The Psychology of Social Networking Vol 1

The Psychology of Social Networking Vol 1
Author: Giuseppe Riva,Brenda K. Wiederhold,Pietro Cipresso
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-01-01
ISBN 10: 311047378X
ISBN 13: 9783110473780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Social Networking Vol 1 Book Review:

Using a novel approach to consider the available literature and research, this book focuses on the psychology of social media based on the assumption that the experience of being in a social media has an impact on both our identity and social relationships. In order to ‘be online’, an individual has to create an online presence – they have to share information about themselves online. This online self is presented in different ways, with diverse goals and aims in order to engage in different social media activities and to achieve desired outcomes. Whilst this may not be a real physical presence, that physicality is becoming increasingly replicated through photos, video, and ever-evolving ways of defining and describing the self online. Moreover, individuals are using both PC-based and mobile-based social media as well as increasingly making use of photo and video editing tools to carefully craft and manipulate their online self. This book therefore explores current debates in Cyberpsychology, drawing on the most up-to-date theories and research to explore four main aspects of the social media experience (communication, identity, presence and relationships). In doing so, it considers the interplay of different areas of psychological research with current technological and security insight into how individuals create, manipulate and maintain their online identity and relationships. The social media are therefore at the core of every chapter, with the common thread throughout being the very unique approach to considering diverse and varied online behaviours that may not have been thus far considered from this perspective. It covers a broad range of both positive and negative behaviours that have now become integrated into the daily lives of many westernised country’s Internet users, giving it an appeal to both scholarly and industry readers alike.

Cyberpsychology and New Media

Cyberpsychology and New Media
Author: Andrew Power,Grainne Kirwan
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2013-10-01
ISBN 10: 1135141592
ISBN 13: 9781135141592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cyberpsychology and New Media Book Review:

Cyberpsychology is the study of human interactions with the internet, mobile computing and telephony, games consoles, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and other contemporary electronic technologies. The field has grown substantially over the past few years and this book surveys how researchers are tackling the impact of new technology on human behaviour and how people interact with this technology. Examining topics as diverse as online dating, social networking, online communications, artificial intelligence, health-information seeking behaviour, education online, online therapies and cybercrime, Cyberpsychology and New Media book provides an in-depth overview of this burgeoning field, and allows those with little previous knowledge to gain an appreciation of the diversity of the research being undertaken in the area. Arranged thematically and structured for accessibility, Cyberpsychology and New Media will be essential reading for researchers and students in Social Psychology and Cyberpsychology, and in Communication and Media Studies.

The Wiley Handbook of Psychology Technology and Society

The Wiley Handbook of Psychology  Technology  and Society
Author: Larry D. Rosen,Nancy Cheever,L. Mark Carrier
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2015-03-09
ISBN 10: 1118772008
ISBN 13: 9781118772003
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Handbook of Psychology Technology and Society Book Review:

Edited by three of the world's leading authorities on the psychology of technology, this new handbook provides a thoughtful and evidence-driven examination of contemporary technology's impact on society and human behavior. Includes contributions from an international array of experts in the field Features comprehensive coverage of hot button issues in the psychology of technology, such as social networking, Internet addiction and dependency, Internet credibility, multitasking, impression management, and audience reactions to media Reaches beyond the more established study of psychology and the Internet, to include varied analysis of a range of technologies, including video games, smart phones, tablet computing, etc. Provides analysis of the latest research on generational differences, Internet literacy, cyberbullying, sexting, Internet and cell phone dependency, and online risky behavior

Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders

Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders
Author: Dwight L. Evans,Edna B. Foa,Raquel E. Gur,Herbert Hendin,Charles P. O'Brien,Daniel Romer,Martin E.P. Seligman,B. Timothy Walsh
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2017-07-12
ISBN 10: 0190685832
ISBN 13: 9780190685836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders Book Review:

Sponsored by the Adolescent Mental Health Initiative of the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) of the University of Pennsylvania and the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands Trust, Treating and Preventing Adolescent Mental Health Disorders, Second Edition, provides a major update since the first edition in 2005. It addresses the current state of knowledge about the major mental health disorders that emerge during adolescence, including updated DSM-5 diagnostic criteria. Here, six commissions established by the APPC and the Sunnylands Trust pool their expertise on adolescent anxiety, schizophrenia, substance use disorders, depression and bipolar disorders, eating disorders, and suicidal behavior in sections that thoroughly define each disorder, outline and assess available treatments, discuss prevention strategies, and suggest a research agenda based on what we know and don't yet know about these various conditions. Two additional behavioral disorders-gambling and internet addiction--are covered in this second edition. As a meaningful counterpoint to its primary focus on mental illness, the volume also incorporates the latest research from a seventh commission--on positive youth development--which addresses how we can fully prepare young people to be happy and successful throughout their lives. Concluding chapters discuss overarching issues regarding the behavioral and mental health of adolescents: overcoming the stigma of mental illness, the research, policy, and practice context for the delivery of evidence-based treatments, and the development of a more robust agenda to advance adolescent health. Integrating the work of eminent scholars in both psychology and psychiatry, this work will be an essential volume for academics and practicing clinicians and will serve as a wake-up call to mental health professionals and policy makers alike about the state of our nation's response to the needs of adolescents with mental disorders.

Human Perspectives in the Internet Society

Human Perspectives in the Internet Society
Author: Konrad Morgan
Publsiher: Wit Pr/Computational Mechanics
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2004-01
ISBN 10: 9781853127267
ISBN 13: 1853127264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Perspectives in the Internet Society Book Review:

Areas highlighted include - Cyber Society Norms and Values; Using Technology to Preserve Existing Cultures; Threats and Challenges to Diversity; Crime and Criminals; Using Technology to Avoid Conflict; Understanding Online Behavior; Cyber Interactions; New Interaction Methods; Gender and IT; Applied Psychological Uses For Computers. The papers featured were originally presented at the First International Conferences on Gender and IT, Psychology and IT, and Culture and Impact.

The Internet in the Workplace

The Internet in the Workplace
Author: Patricia Wallace
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 301
Release: 2004-02-02
ISBN 10: 0521809312
ISBN 13: 9780521809313
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet in the Workplace Book Review:

Explains how the Internet and netcentric technologies have changed the psychological characteristics of the workplace, blurring the line between work and time off and creating new challenges and dilemmas, as well as new skills to be learned by workers.

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

The Shallows  What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains
Author: Nicholas Carr
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0393358003
ISBN 13: 9780393358001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Shallows What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains Book Review:

New York Times bestseller • Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize “This is a book to shake up the world.” —Ann Patchett Nicholas Carr’s bestseller The Shallows has become a foundational book in one of the most important debates of our time: As we enjoy the internet’s bounties, are we sacrificing our ability to read and think deeply? This 10th-anniversary edition includes a new afterword that brings the story up to date, with a deep examination of the cognitive and behavioral effects of smartphones and social media.