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This timely volume explores the psychological aspects of cyberspace, a virtual world in which people from around the globe are acting and interacting in many new, unusual, and occasionally alarming ways. Drawing on research in the social sciences, communications, business, and other fields, Patricia Wallace examines how the online environment can influence the way we behave, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. Our own online behavior then becomes part of the Internet's psychological environment for others, creating opportunities for shaping the way this new territory for human interaction is unfolding. Since the Internet--and our experience within it--is still young, we have a rare window of opportunity to influence the course of its development. With a new preface that incorporates many of the changes online and in the field since the hardcover edition was published, the paperback edition of The Psychology of the Internet includes the latest coverage of e-commerce, workplace surveillance and datamining, all areas of recent intense public concern. Patricia M. Wallace is Executive Director of the Center for Knowledge and Information Management at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland. She is author of an interactive psychology CD-ROM called PRISM and of the textbook Introduction to Psychology, Fourth Edition (with Jeffrey Goldstein). Dr. Wallace is also the principal investigator on grants from the Annenberg Projects/Corporation for Public Broadcasting dealing with language learning through CD-ROMs and the Internet.

Synopsis:

This volume delves into the psychological aspects of the virtual world to understand why humans often behave differently in cyberspace, compared to the way they do in 'real life'.

Synopsis:

This timely and exciting volume explores the psychological aspects of cyberspace, a virtual world in which people from around the globe are acting and interacting in many new, unusual, and occasionally alarming ways. Drawing on research in the social sciences, communications, business, and other fields, the book examines how the online environment can influence the way we behave, sometimes for the better, sometimes not.

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Based on solid research in social psychology and communication, this volume looks ahead to the future of the Internet and explores how the online world affects our behavior. Diagrams.

Synopsis:

Delves into the psychological aspects of the virtual world to understand why humans often behave differently in cyberspace.

Table of Contents

1. The internet in a psychological context; 2. Your online persona: the psychology of impression formation; 3. Online masks and masquerades; 4. Group dynamics in cyberspace; 5. Group conflict and cooperation; 6. Flaming and fighting: the psychology of aggression on the net; 7. Liking and loving on the net: the psychology on interpersonal attraction; 8. Psychological aspects of internet pornography; 9. The internet as time sink; 10. Altruism on the net: the psychology of helping; 11. Gender issues on the net; 12. Nurturing life on the internet.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521797092
Author:
Wallace, Patricia M.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Wallace, Patricia M.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Internet - General
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Social aspects
Subject:
Computer networks
Subject:
Internet
Subject:
Communication -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Computer networks -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Social Aspects - General
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Internet--Psychological aspects
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
146-00
Publication Date:
20010331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
8.95x5.97x.75 in. .87 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume delves into the psychological aspects of the virtual world to understand why humans often behave differently in cyberspace, compared to the way they do in 'real life'.
"Synopsis" by , This timely and exciting volume explores the psychological aspects of cyberspace, a virtual world in which people from around the globe are acting and interacting in many new, unusual, and occasionally alarming ways. Drawing on research in the social sciences, communications, business, and other fields, the book examines how the online environment can influence the way we behave, sometimes for the better, sometimes not.
"Synopsis" by , Based on solid research in social psychology and communication, this volume looks ahead to the future of the Internet and explores how the online world affects our behavior. Diagrams.
"Synopsis" by , Delves into the psychological aspects of the virtual world to understand why humans often behave differently in cyberspace.
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