In the Psychological Insights for Understanding COVID-19 series, international experts introduce important themes in psychological science that engage with people’s unprecedented experience of the pandemic, drawing together chapters as they originally appeared before COVID-19 descended on the world.
This book explores how COVID-19 has impacted our relationship with media and technology, and chapters examine a range of topics including fake news, social media, conspiracy theories, belonging, online emotional lives and relationship formation, and identity. It shows the benefits media and technology can have in relation to coping with crises and navigating challenging situations, whilst also examining the potential pitfalls that emerge due to our increasing reliance on them. In a world where the cyberpsychological space is constantly developing, this volume exposes the complexities surrounding the interaction of human psychology with media and technology, and reflects on what this might look like in the future.
Featuring theory and research on key topics germane to the global pandemic, the Psychological Insights for Understanding COVID-19 series offers thought-provoking reading for professionals, students, academics and policy makers concerned with the psychological consequences of COVID-19 for individuals, families and society.
Table of Contents
CIARÁN MC MAHON
- When (Fake) News Feels True: Intuitions of Truth and The Acceptance And Correction Of Misinformation
- When Do People Believe Conspiracy Theories?
- The Dynamics of Groups Online
- Belonging in An Age of Technology
- How Do Online Social Networks Influence People’s Emotional Lives?
- Online Relationship Formation
- Identity Citizenship: Authenticity, Intersectionality and A New Populism
NORBERT SCHWARZ AND MADELINE JALBERT
From The Psychology Of Fake News: Accepting, Sharing, And Correcting Misinformation
CIARÁN MC MAHON
From The Psychology Of Social Media
JAN-WILLEM VAN PROOIJEN
From The Psychology Of Conspiracy Theories
From An Introduction To Cyberpsychology
From The Psychology Of Belonging
ETHAN KROSS AND SUSANNAH CHANDHOK
From Applications of Social Psychology: How Social Psychology Can Contribute to The Solution of Real-World Problems
ILAN TALMUD AND GUSTAVO MESCH
From Wired Youth: The Online Social World of Adolescence, 2nd Edition
From Emergent Identities: New Sexualities, Genders and Relationships in A Digital Era
Ciarán Mc Mahon, Ph.D., is a director of the Institute of Cyber Security, author of The Psychology of Social Media (Routledge), and co-author of Cyber Security ABCs: Delivering Awareness, Behaviours and Culture Change (British Computer Society).