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Cyberpsychology

Edited by Alison Attrill

March 2015

ISBN: 9780198712589

296 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

In Stock

Price: £31.99

A current, critical account of cyberpsychology that is ideally suited for use as a teaching and learning resource.

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Description

Cyberpsychology provides a broad-ranging, thought-provoking account of online behaviour and the opportunities, challenges, and risks such behaviour presents. Written by an international team of authors, the book provides diverse perspectives on the impact our interaction with the online landscape has on our identity and behaviour.

  • A current, critical account of cyberpsychology
  • A core text for any student of cyberpsychology
  • An international team of authors provides an authoritative account of the subject from diverse perspectives
  • The self online runs as a unifying theme throughout the book

About the Author(s)

Edited by Alison Attrill, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The University of Wolverhampton

Dr Alison Attrill is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. She received her PhD in social cognition from St Andrews University in 2005 and now has a research focus on online behaviour, specifically in how individuals present, manipulate and control their online personae through self-disclosure and considered self-presentation in both textual and non-textual computer-mediated communication. Dr Attrill has been published in academic journals including Computers in Human Behavior, and the International Journal of Internet Science, and has presented at social and cyberpsychology conferences, including the Cyberpsychology and Computer Psychology Conference, Bolton, UK.

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Introduction - Alison Attrill, University of Wolverhampton, England
    Self-presentation, Personality and Human Relationships Online
    Chapter 2: The Role of Personality in Online Self-presentation - Chris Fullwood, University of Wolverhampton, England
    Chapter 3: Age Versus Goal-directed Internet Use - Alison Attrill, University of Wolverhampton, England
    Chapter 4: Online Relationships - Johanna Myddleton and Alison Attrill, University of Wolverhampton, England
    Chapter 5: Online Groups - Cliona Flood, Brendan Rooney and Hannah Barton, Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
    Chapter 6: Social Media and Networking Behaviour - Brendan Rooney, Irene Connolly, Olivia Hurley, Grainne Kirwan, and Andrew Power, Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
    Chapter 7: The Presentation of Self in Otherwordly Life - Mark Coulson and Jane Barnett, Middlesex University, England
    Psychological Processes and Consequences of Online Behaviour
    Chapter 8: Cybercrime and Deviance - Tom Holt, Michigan State University, USA
    Chapter 9: A Focus on Online Bullying - Magdalena Marczak and Iain Coyne , University of Nottingham, England
    Chapter 10: Health Psychology Online - Grainne Kirwan, Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
    Chapter 11: The Psychology of Online Addictive Behaviour - Mark Griffiths, Nottingham Trent University
    Chapter 12: A Focus on Use of Online Support - Neil Coulson and Richard Smedley, University of Nottingham, England
    Chapter 13: Online Therapies and Counselling - Melanie Nguyen, University of Sydney, Australia
    Chapter 14: Privacy and Security Risks Online - Andrew Power and Grainne Kirwan, Institute of Art Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
    Chapter 15: Cognitive Factors in Online Behaviour - Lee Hadlington, De Montfort University, England