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What is Cyber Psychology?

Cyber Psychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour in the context of human-technology interaction. It encompasses all psychological phenomena that are associated with or affected by emerging technology. This subject studies human interactions with other emerging technologies, including the internet, mobile computing, mobile phones, games consoles, virtual reality, digital media and any other technology, which has demonstrated an ability to alter human behaviours. It considers the impact of evolving trends, such as technological convergence, on individuals. Cyber Psychology also examines human interactions with less ubiquitous technologies, such as cyborgs and artificial intelligence.

In other words, Cyber Psychology is the field of study pertaining to the way people interact through computers or digital devices and the emotional effects that usage has on the brain. Cyber Psychology is also referred to as internet psychology or web psychology. (, 2022)

Where Humans & Technology Collide: An Introduction to the Field of Cyberpsychology | Dr. Mary Aiken

Cyber Psychology is the study of the impact of emerging technology on human behavior. It looks at how humans and technology intersect—and sometimes collide. Get an inside look into the field from Dr. Mary Aiken, noted Cyber Psychologist, author of The Cyber Effect, and INTERPOL cybercrime advisor.

What is Cyberpsychology?

From the Cyberpsychology Research Group (CRG) at The University of Sydney who is Australia’s first formal research team that investigates the impact of consumer technology (e.g. smartphones, video games, social networking, wearable technology, VR and AI, etc.) on human behaviour.

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