Cyber Psychology: The Context of Human-Computer Interaction
Publisher : Global Vision Publishing House
About the Book
The present edition entitled Cyber Psychology incorporates all the important issues of the human mind and behaviour in the context of human-computer interaction in 8 chapters. This edition redesigns all psychological phenomena associated with, or affected by emerging technology. Computers permeate nearly every human activity in the modern world and affect human behaviour from the most basic sensory-motor interactions to the most complex cognitive and social processes. The new edition begins with a brief history of psychology and computers, a comparison of the human nervous system, and the circuitry of a computer. It re-examines a number of theories and models of human-computer interaction as well as research methods and techniques for usability testing. After an introduction to psychology, the edition discusses sensation and perception, learning and memory, thinking and problem solving, language processing, individual differences, motivation and emotion, social relations, and abnormal behaviour as they impact the human-computer interface. Finally, specific issues of artificial intelligence, assistive technologies, video games, and electronic education are presented in this study. The new edition would be valuable asset for the reader to get comprehensive knowledge of psychology in cyberspace. Enlightening feedback and suggestions are solicited.
About the Authors
Arti Sharma is senior research fellow of Psychology (Patna University), Patna. Presently, she is doing research under Commonwealth Fellowship in London. During her research she has firsthand experience on different psychological aspects which need to be focused. However within a very short span of time she became an expert in solving complex problems in the areas of depression, strategic short term psychotherapy and clinical applications of hypnosis. Her research works are based on practical case studies. She is aware of all modern developments in the scientific methods of psychoanalysis and her approach is practical and educative.
An IT professional for over thirty years.
Ravindra Thakur has worked in a variety of roles on many leading edge projects throughout the world. His practical experience combined with academic qualifications in business management and information technology provides students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level with real world perspectives of life within the IT sector. Presently he is coordinating IT project management units in the School of Information Systems at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane.
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