Cyberpsychology: An Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction by Kent L. NormanCyberpsychology: An Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction by Kent L. Norman

Cyberpsychology: An Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction

byKent L. Norman

Hardcover | August 18, 2008

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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.
Title:Cyberpsychology: An Introduction to Human-Computer InteractionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.96 × 6.97 × 1.1 inPublished:August 18, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052186738X

ISBN - 13:9780521867382


Table of Contents

1. Introduction: importance, implications, and historical perspectives; 2. Fundamentals: biological and technological bases; 3. Theoretical approaches: models and metaphors; 4. Research: modes and methods; 5. Sensory-motor interfaces: input and output; 6. Learning and memory, transfer and interference; 7. Cognitive psychology: thinking and problem solving; 8. Language and programming; 9. Individual differences: people, performance, and personality; 10. Motivation and emotion at the human-computer interface; 11. Interpersonal relations; 12. Abnormal behavior and cybertherapies; 13. Automation and artificial intelligence; 14. Assistive and augmentive technologies; 15. Media: games, entertainment, and education; 16. The future: the ultimate human-computer interface.

Editorial Reviews

"...Written to cover all levels of ability and including helpful figures and illustrations, this book has sufficient depth to appeal to the most able students while the clear and accessible text, written by an experienced cyberpsychology researcher, will help students who find the material difficult. It will appeal to any student on an undergraduate psychology degree course as well as to medical students and those studying in related clinical professions such as nursing." --Thomas D. Parsons, PsycCRITIQUES [Vol. 54, Release 29, Article 8]