The Psychology of the Internet / Edition 1

The Psychology of the Internet / Edition 1

by Patricia Wallace
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521797098

ISBN-13: 9780521797092

Pub. Date: 03/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This 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, Dr. Wallace examines how the online environment can influence the way we behave,…  See more details below

Overview

This 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, Dr. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521797092
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1The Internet in a Psychological Context1
2Your Online Persona: The Psychology of Impression Formation14
3Online Masks and Masquerades38
4Group Dynamics in Cyberspace55
5Intergroup Conflict and Cooperation88
6Flaming and Fighting: The Psychology of Aggression on the Net110
7Liking and Loving on the Net: The Psychology of Interpersonal Attraction133
8Psychological Aspects of Internet Pornography157
9The Internet as a Time Sink171
10Altruism on the Net: The Psychology of Helping190
11Gender Issues on the Net208
12Nurturing Life on the Internet233
Index257

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