Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

ISBN-10: 019956180X

ISBN-13: 9780199561803

Edition: 2009

Authors: Adam Joinson, Katelyn McKenna, Tom Postmes, Ulf-Dietrich Reips

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Over one billion people use the Internet globally. Psychologists are beginning to understand what people do online, and the impact being online has on behaviour. It's making us re-think many of our existing assumptions about what it means to be a social being. For instance, if we can talk, flirt, meet people and fall in love online, this challenges many of psychology's theories that intimacy or understanding requires physical co-presence. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology brings together many of the leading researchers in what can be termed 'Internet Psychology'. Though a very new area of research, it is growing at a phenomenal pace. In addition to well-studied areas of investigation, such as social identity theory, computer-mediated communication and virtual communities, the volume also includes chapters on topics as diverse as deception and misrepresentation, attitude change and persuasion online, Internet addiction, online relationships, privacy and trust, health and leisure use of the Internet, and the nature of interactivity. With over 30 chapters written by experts in the field, the range and depth of coverage is unequalled, and serves to define this emerging area of research. Uniquely, this content is supported by an entire section covering the use of the Internet as a research tool, including qualitative and quantitative methods, online survey design, personality testing, ethics, and technological and design issues. While it is likely to be a popular research resource to be 'dipped into', as a whole volume it is coherent and compelling enough to act as a single text book. The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology is the definitive text on this burgeoning field. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in the psychological aspects of Internet use, or planning to conduct research using the 'net'.
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List price: $70.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/25/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

List of Contributors
Introduction to the Handbook
Interaction and Interactivity
Social interaction and the Internet: a comparative analysis of surveys in the US and Britain
Love letters: the development of romantic relationships throughout the ages
Trust and social interaction on the Internet
Trust in mediated interactions
Assessing interactivity in CMC research
Social psychology of interactivity in human-website interaction
Groups and Communities
Characterizing online groups
Social networks and online community
Online social support groups
Psychology, discrimination and hate groups online
The psychological dimensions of collective action, online
Personality, Self and Identity
Personality, individual differences and Internet use
Through the Internet looking glass: expressing and validating the true self
Impression management and identity online
Self-disclosure, privacy and the Internet
CMC and social identity
Psychological Aspects of Internet Use
Attitude change and social influence on the net
Digital deception: why, when and how people lie online
Phantom emotions: psychological determinants of emotional experiences on the Internet
Internet use and abuse and psychological problems
Examining the role of the Internet in health behaviour
Tokyo youth at leisure: online support of leisure outings
Internet-Based Research
The methodology of Internet-based experiments
Designing Internet-based experiments
Gathering data on the Internet: qualitative approaches and possibilities for mixed methods and research
Context effects in Internet surveys: new issues and evidence
Personality testing on the Internet: what we know, and what we do not
Technical considerations when implementing online research
Using online panels in psychological research
Internet research ethics
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