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Cyberpsychology as Everyday Digital Experience across the Lifespan

Harley, Dave, Morgan, Julie and Frith, Hannah (2018) Cyberpsychology as Everyday Digital Experience across the Lifespan Palgrave MacMillan UK. ISBN 978-1-137-59199-9

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Abstract

Digital technologies are deeply embedded in everyday life with opportunities for information access and perpetual social contact now mediating most of our activities and relationships. This book expands the lens of Cyberpsychology to consider how digital experiences play out across the various stages of people’s lives. Most psychological research has focused on whether human-technology interactions are a ‘good’ or a ‘bad’ thing for humanity. This book offers a distinctive approach to the emergent area of Cyberpsychology, moving beyond these binary dilemmas and considering how popular technologies have come to frame human experience and relationships. In particular the authors explore the role of significant life stages in defining the evolving purpose of digital technologies. They discuss how people’s symbiotic relationship with digital technologies has started to redefine our childhoods, how we experience ourselves, how we make friends, our experience of being alone, how we have sex and form romantic relationships, our capacity for being antisocial as well as the experience of growing older and dying. This interdisciplinary book will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners across psychology, digital technology and media studies as well as anyone interested in how technology influences our behaviour.

Item Type: Book
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Harley, Dave
Morgan, Julie
Frith, Hannahh.frith@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 2018
OA Location : https://www.springer.com/gb/book/9781137591999
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2018: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Depositing User : James Marshall
Date Deposited : 18 Jun 2020 10:57
Last Modified : 18 Jun 2020 10:57
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/858022

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