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Applied Cyberpsychology

Practical Applications of Cyberpsychological Theory and Research

  • Alison Attrill
  • Chris Fullwood

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Darren Chadwick, Caroline Wesson
    Pages 1-23
  3. Sally Quinn
    Pages 24-38
  4. Alison Attrill
    Pages 39-57
  5. Tom Mercer
    Pages 74-88
  6. Rachel Harrad, Nick Banks
    Pages 123-143
  7. Nicola Fox Hamilton
    Pages 144-160
  8. Nicola Derrer-Rendall, Alison Attrill
    Pages 161-178
  9. Coral Dando, Claire Tranter
    Pages 197-215
  10. Johanna Myddleton, Chris Fullwood
    Pages 216-235
  11. Daniel Hinton, Debbie Stevens-Gill
    Pages 236-255
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 256-266

About this book

Introduction

Cyberpsychology is an emerging area of psychological study that aims to understand and explain all facets of online behaviour. This book brings together overviews from a number of leading authorities in the field, to suggest how academic theory and research can be applied to a variety of online behaviours. Both positive and negative behaviours are considered, including topics as diverse as parenting the online child, age-related internet usage and cultural considerations in online interactions. Psychological research can no longer view online and offline worlds as different entities, but must consider online behaviours as equally distinct as offline activities. This is especially apparent when looking at online dating, the role that social networks play in organisations and online consumer behaviours, and in a consideration of the role that psychological research plays in underpinning the multi-billion pound gaming industry. Focusing on these personal applications of the Internet, insight is also offered into the role that theory and research plays in training military personnel as well as the use of psychometric testing to select and retain employees.

Keywords

Cyberpsychology Psychology Online psychology Online behaviour Internet psychology Internet behaviour behavior environment Gaming industry interaction Internet memory Online organization psychology research social media

Editors and affiliations

  • Alison Attrill
    • 1
  • Chris Fullwood
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK

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