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…  See more details below

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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
Preface
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction to Psychological Aspects of Internet Use
Pt. IThe Intrapersonal: Statistically "Normal" and "Deviant" Aspects of the Self
Ch. 2The Self and the Internet: Variations on the Illusion of One Self
Ch. 3Causes and Implications of Disinhibited Behavior on the Internet
Ch. 4Internet Addiction: Does It Really Exist?
Ch. 5Internet Therapy and Self-Help Groups - The Pros and Cons
Ch. 6Future Clinical Directions: Professional Development, Pathology, and Psychotherapy On-Line
Pt. IIThe Interpersonal: From Close to Distant Relationships
Ch. 7The Psychology of Sex: A Mirror from the Internet
Ch. 8Males, Females, and the Internet
Ch. 9Work and Community via Computer-Mediated Communication
Ch. 10Virtual Societies: Their Prospects and Dilemmas
Pt. IIIThe Transpersonal: On the Net and the Net Itself
Ch. 11From Mediated Environments to the Development of Consciousness
Ch. 12World Wide Brain: Self-Organizing Internet Intelligence as the Actualization of the Collective Unconscious
Ch. 13The Coevolution of Technology and Consciousness
Author Index
Subject Index

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