Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implications / Edition 1

Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implications / Edition 1

by Jayne Gackenbach, Jayne Gackenbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0122719506

ISBN-13: 9780122719509

Pub. Date: 09/01/1998

Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

Psychology and the Internet provides the first resource to examine how using the Internet affects our definition of who we are and our communication and work patterns. It also examines how normal behavior differs from the pathologic with respect to Internet use. The book contains three sections: the first covers the "self" in relation to the Internet. The second

Overview

Psychology and the Internet provides the first resource to examine how using the Internet affects our definition of who we are and our communication and work patterns. It also examines how normal behavior differs from the pathologic with respect to Internet use. The book contains three sections: the first covers the "self" in relation to the Internet. The second explores how the Internet is used to meet new friends and love interests, as well as to conduct business, and the final section looks into the philosophical ramifications of Net use and our definitions of self, reality, and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780122719509
Publisher:
Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
369
Product dimensions:
6.04(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction

1. The Internet in Context
Part I Intrapersonal
2. Children and the Internet
3. Self Online: Personality and Demogrpahic Implications
4. Disinhibition and the Internet
5. The Psychology of Sex: A Mirror from the Internet
6. Internet Addiction: Does it Really Exist? (Revisited)
Part II Interpersonal
7. Revisiting Computer--Mediated Communication for Work, Community, and Learning
8. The Virtual Society: Its Driving Forces, Arrangements, Practices and Implications
9. Internet Self-Help and Support Groups: The Pros and Cons of Text-Based Mutual Aid
10. Cyber Shrinks: Expanding the Paradigm
Part III Transpersonal
11. From Mediatred Environments to the Development of Consciousness II
12. World Wide Brain: Self-Organizing Internet Intelligence as the Actualization of the Collective Unconscious
13. The Internet and Higher States of Consciousness--A Transpersonal Perspective

Index

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