Understanding the Psychology of Internet Behaviour: Virtual Worlds, Real Lives

Paperback | February 8, 2003

byAdam N. Joinson

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The Internet is transforming business, education, and maybe even ourselves. In this timely and unique text, Adam Joinson provides a clear, engaging and lively summary of the psychology of the Internet, while at the same time drawing lessons from previous technologies as diverse as the early telephone, telegraph, and even radio hams. Mixing anecdote with findings from psychological studies, this book provides a clear, compelling and insightful vision of the psychology of the Internet, and the implications for the design of future technologies.

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The Internet is transforming business, education, and maybe even ourselves. In this timely and unique text, Adam Joinson provides a clear, engaging and lively summary of the psychology of the Internet, while at the same time drawing lessons from previous technologies as diverse as the early telephone, telegraph, and even radio hams. Mi...

Adam N. Joinson is Lecturer in Educational Technology, Open University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.22 × 6.26 × 0.51 inPublished:February 8, 2003Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333984684

ISBN - 13:9780333984680

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Table of Contents

Putting Psychology and the Internet in Context * From Tools to Behavior * Negative Aspects of Intra and Interpersonal Internet Behavior * Depression, Deception and Pornography: The Dark Side of Life Online * Positive Intra and Interpersonal Aspects of Internet Behavior * Sharing and Surfing: The Benefits of Online Communities and Web Browsing * A Framework for Understanding Internet Behavior * Looking to the Future, Learning from the Past