426 Pages 10 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    426 Pages 10 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    360 Pages 10 Color & 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    An Introduction to Cyberpsychology provides a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly growing discipline. Fully updated in its second edition, the book encourages students to critically evaluate the psychology of online interactions and to develop appropriate research methodologies to complete their own work in this field.

    The book examines cyberpsychology and online research methodologies, social psychology in an online context, practical applications of cyberpsychology, and the psychological aspects of other technologies. This new edition has been carefully updated to include additional coverage of:

    • Expanded content relating to major developments in the field and new content on gaming and screentime
    • A new chapter examining the relationship between older adults and technology
    • Cyberpsychology in focus feature boxes in each chapter that examine topics in depth
    • Interviews with professionals working in fields relating to cyberpsychology

    Each chapter includes key terms and a glossary, content summaries, discussion questions, and recommended reading to guide further study.

    Supported by extensive online resources for students and instructors, this authoritative book is an essential core text for undergraduate modules in cyberpsychology, and an ideal primer for students of postgraduate programs in cyberpsychology.

    To view the additional student and instructor resources for this book, please visit bpscoretextbooks.routledge.com

    Part 1: Introduction

    Interview 1: Cyberpsychology in Professional Practice

    Itayi Viriri

    1. Introduction to Cyberpsychology

    Gráinne Kirwan

    2. Conducting Online Research

    Brendan Rooney

    Part 2: Human interaction online

    Interview 2: Cyberpsychology in Professional Practice

    Lee Kelly

    3. Computer-Mediated Communication and Online Media

    Gráinne Kirwan

    4. Self and Identity in Cyberspace

    Irene Connolly

    5. The dark Side of the Internet

    Hannah Barton and Derek Laffan

    6. Love and Relationships Online

    Nicola Fox Hamilton

    7. Attention and Distraction Online

    John Greaney and Emma Mathias

    8. The Dynamics of Groups Online

    Olivia Hurley 

    9. Persuasion and Compliance in Cyberspace

    Hannah Barton

    10. Privacy and Trust Online

    Grainne Kirwan

    Part 3: Applied Cyberpsychology

    Interview 3: Cyberpsychology in Professional Practice

    Fardus Sultan

    11. Forensic Cyberpsychology

    Grainne Kirwan

    12. Cyberpsychology and Psychopathology

    Cliona Flood and Audrey Stenson

    13. Sport & Health Cyberpsychology

    Olivia Hurley 

    14. The Online Workplace

    Cliona Flood and Audrey Stenson

    15. The Internet as an Educational Space

    Marion Palmer

    16. Consumer Cyberpsychology and Online marketing

    Nicola Fox Hamilton 

    17. Young People and the Internet

    Irene Connolly 

    18. Older adults in the Digital Age

    Liam Challenor

    Part 4: Psychology and Technology

    Interview 4: Cyberpsychology in Professional Practice

    Phelim May

    19. Human-Computer Interaction

    Andrew Errity

    20. Gaming

    David Hayes, Andrew Errity, Brendan Rooney, and Conall Tunney

    21. Psychological Applications of Virtual and Augmented/Mixed Reality

    Grainne Kirwan

    22. The Psychology of Artificial Intelligence

    Grainne Kirwan


    Gráinne Kirwan is a Lecturer in Psychology at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland.

    Irene Connolly is Lecturer in Developmental and Educational Psychology at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland.

    Hannah Barton is a Lecturer in Psychology at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland.

    Marion Palmer is the former Head of the Department of Technology and Psychology at Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Ireland.

    ‘The editorial team and contributors’ knowledge and understanding of the broad intersections of cyberpsychology research is second-to-none, given their years of experience teaching and writing about the impact of technology on human behaviour. This is a must have book for those starting to learn about, or wanting to keep pace with, the multi-disciplinary field of cyberpsychology.’

    Dr. Andrew J. Campbell, Associate Professor of Cyberpsychology, The University of Sydney, Australia

    ‘The 2nd Edition of An Introduction to Cyberpsychology offers a comprehensive and thought-provoking critical analysis of a range of contemporary topics in this ever-evolving field. With supporting online resources, this is an essential read for interested scholars and students across a range of disciplinary areas, not least in psychology. Highly recommend.’

    Neil Coulson, Professor of Health Psychology, University of Nottingham, UK

    ‘The second edition of An Introduction to Cyberpsychology shares the most-up-to-date research on contemporary issues in cyberpsychology in accessible, easy-to-understand language. It is thorough and considers the multiple ways in which human behaviour shapes and is shaped by digital technology across all facets of life from developmental ages (youth and older age), work, education, sport, and interpersonal and romantic relationships. Chapters are written by leaders in the field and the online learning activities would enhance any cyberpsychology curriculum. I'm looking forward to using this in my own classrooms!’

    Dr Melanie Keep, Director of Academic Education, Sydney School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney

    ‘This book provides a comprehensive overview of cyberpsychology. It applies evidence-based literature from psychology and related disciplines to explore the impact of online technologies to a diverse range of topics including but not limited to health, education, social identity, consumer behaviour, and the workplace. In doing so it provides an invaluable resource for students, instructors, policymakers, and any other stakeholders with an interest in the increasingly important discipline of cyberpsychology. The supplementary online resources provided that can be accessed by students are engaging and will provide a deeper understanding of the issues that the book discusses.’

    Prof. John McAlaney, University of Bournemouth, UK

    ‘As technology progresses, the importance of cyberpsychology as an essential part of the wider psychology curriculum becomes more apparent. This book acts as an excellent introduction to the field, providing an in-depth overview of all the subject has to offer. Through interactive discussion questions and additional reading lists, the book provides a valuable and accessible resource for students and anyone intrigued to find out more about our digital behaviours. An essential addition to the existing literature, with contributions from leading experts in the field. A great read!’

    Dr Lisa Orchard, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Wolverhampton, UK

    ‘The new edition of An Introduction to Cyberpsychology by Irene Connolly, Marion Palmer, Hannah Barton, and Gráinne Kirwan demystifies the relatively new field of cyberpsychology. Moreover, it communicates the nuts and bolts of strategies from several up-to-date approaches for studying digital technologies. The companion website provides informative supplementary materials that are easy to follow. This is an important addition to the cyberpsychology literature.’

    Thomas D. Parsons, PhD, Grace Center Professor for Innovation in Clinical Education, Simulation Science, & Immersive Technology, Director: Computational Neuropsychology & Simulation (CNS) Lab, Arizona State University, USA

    ‘The second edition of An Introduction to Cyberpsychology is a valuable and much needed addition to the field. A must-read for those who are new to cyberpsychology as well as those who are looking to update their understandings. An Introduction to Cyberpsychology covers diverse topics at the forefront of cyberpsychology, which are highly applicable to life in the digital age. Importantly, An Introduction to Cyberpsychology provides readers with the building blocks to develop a nuanced and critical understanding of key issues in cyberpsychology.’

    Dr Catherine Talbot, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Bournemouth University, UK

    ‘An Introduction to Cyberpsychology does an amazing job of covering the current state of cyberpsychology and how its basic premises extend interdisciplinarily in both positive and potentially destructive ways. In addition to including many opportunities for the reader to think critically about this growing applied discipline within psychology, the editors and chapter authors have included many resources and relevant references that allow for extending the utility of the textbook outside of the very pages they appear on. As a cyberpsychological researcher and an academic teaching cyberpsychology at the graduate level, I found the focus on conducting online research particularly well-suited to my student’s needs, with several of the other chapters uniquely capturing the essence of what I want all of my first-year students to be aware of.’

    Dr. Scott Debb, Associate Professor, CyberPsychology Research & Program Coordinator, Norfolk State University, USA