Cyberpsychology and the Brain

Cyberpsychology and the Brain

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Thomas D. Parsons
Cambridge University Press, 4/30/2017
EAN 9781107094871, ISBN10: 1107094879

Hardcover, 434 pages, 23.5 x 15.9 x 2.7 cm
Language: English

Cyberpsychology is a relatively new discipline that is growing at an alarming rate. While a number of cyberpsychology-related journals and books have emerged, none directly address the neuroscience behind it. This book proposes a framework for integrating neuroscience and cyberpsychology for the study of social, cognitive, and affective processes, and the neural systems that support them. A brain-based cyberpsychology can be understood as a branch of psychology that studies the neurocognitive, affective, and social aspects of humans interacting with technology, as well as the affective computing aspects of humans interacting with computational devices or systems. As such, a cyberpsychologist working from a brain-based cyberpsychological framework studies both the ways in which persons make use of devices and the neurocognitive processes, motivations, intentions, behavioural outcomes, and effects of online and offline uses of technology. Cyberpsychology and the Brain brings researchers into the vanguard of cyberpsychology and brain research.

Part I. Introduction
1. Cyberpsychology
changing roles and tools
2. Brain and cyberpsychology
a primer
3. Measurement in cyberpsychology
Part II. The Medium is the Message that Changes the Brain
4. This is your brain on the internet
5. Facebook and the socially networked brain
6. The media multitasked brain
7. Cyber addictions
Part III. Cyberpsychology and the Neurosciences
8. Cyberpsychology, ecological validity, and neurosciences of everyday living
9. Affective neuroscience for affective computing
10. Social neuroscience and the need for dynamic simulations
11. Clinical neuroscience
novel technologies for assessment and treatment
Part IV. Applied Cyberpsychology
12. Psychophysiological computing in cyberpsychology
13. Cyberpsychology of videogames
14. NeuroIS
cybersecurity and the brain
Part V. Conclusions
15. Prospects for a brain-based cyberpsychology.