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The Psychology of the Internet / Edition 1

The Psychology of the Internet / Edition 1

by Patricia Wallace


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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)

About the Author

Patricia Wallace is an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College's Graduate School and former Senior Director of CTYOnline and Information Technology at the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. She is the author of thirteen books, including The Internet in the Workplace: How New Technology Is Transforming Work (Cambridge, 2004).

Table of Contents

1. The internet in a psychological context; 2. Your online persona: the psychology of impression formation; 3. Group dynamics on the internet; 4. The psychology of online aggression; 5. Liking and loving on the net: the psychology of interpersonal attraction; 6. Altruism on the net: the psychology of prosocial behavior; 7. The psychology of online gaming; 8. Child development and the internet: growing up online; 9. Gender issues and sexuality on the internet; 10. The psychology of online privacy and surveillance; 11. The internet as a time sink; 12. Nurturing life on the internet.

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