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Cyberpsychology An Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction

ISBN-10: 0521687020
ISBN-13: 9780521687027
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $62.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/18/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 446
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Cyberpsychology is about humans and computers and the psychology of how they interact. Computers permeate nearly every human activity in the modern world and affect human behavior from the most basic sensory-motor interactions to the most complex cognitive and social processes. This book begins with a brief history of psychology and computers and a comparison of the human nervous system and the circuitry of a computer. A number of theories and models of human-computer interaction are presented, as well as research methods and techniques for usability testing. Following the typical contents of an introduction to psychology, the book then discusses sensation and perception, learning and memory, thinking and problem solving, language processing, individual differences, motivation and emotion, social relations, and abnormal behavior as they impact the human-computer interface. Finally, specific issues of artificial intelligence, assistive technologies, video games, and electronic education are presented. Cyberpsychology is the new psychology.

Kent Norman received his doctorate from the University of Iowa in experimental psychology and is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Maryland. He is the director of the Laboratory for Automation Psychology and Decision Processes (LAPDP) and is a founding member of the Human/Computer Interaction Laboratory (HCIL) in the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS). His research is on judgment and decision making and problem solving, particularly as they pertain to human-computer interaction and cognitive issues in interface design. Dr. Norman is the author of The Psychology of Menu Selection: Designing Cognitive Control at the Human/Computer Interface, and he is the developer of HyperCourseware(TM), a Web-based prototype for electronic educational environments reported on in his online text: Teaching in the Switched On Classroom (1999, http://lap.umd.edu/soc). He is co-author of the QUIS: The Questionnaire for User Interaction Satisfaction, licensed by the university to corporate and government usability labs, and he is currently doing research on 'computer rage'. Dr Norman is the author or co-author of more than 80 journal articles and book chapters.

Preface
Fundamentals
Introduction: Importance, Implications, and Historical Perspectives
Fundamentals: Biological and Technological Bases
Theoretical Approaches: Models and Metaphors
Research: Modes and Methods
Systems
Sensory-Motor Interfaces: Input and Output
Learning and Memory, Transfer and Interference
Cognitive Psychology: Thinking and Problem Solving
Language and Programming
Relationships
Individual Differences: People, Performance, and Personality
Motivation and Emotion at the Human-Computer Interface
Interpersonal Relations
Abnormal Behavior and Cybertherapies
Applications
Automation and Artificial Intelligence
Assistive and Augmentive Technologies
Media: Games, Entertainment, and Education
The Future: The Ultimate Human-Computer Interface
Index

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