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What does a cyberpsychologist
do, really?
Dr Jens Binder
Nottingham Trent University
Cyberpsychology – all new and emerging?
Psychology and ICTs – scepticism prevails
But it does have noticeable effects?!
Pe...
Why a cyberpsychologist?
• “Online is a special environment”
– Ubiquity of technology
– Accessibility of services
– Persis...
User motivation updated
• Beyond uses & gratifications: process!
• Successful theories of motivation transferred to gaming...
User motivation updated
• Instructional games and education
• Online training and staff development
• Self-presentational ...
Social media and networking
The sky is the limit?
Have SNS changed our social lives? Yes and No.
– The social capital deba...
Social media and vulnerabilities
Diversity of social spheres  risk of online social tension (Binder,
Howes, & Smart, 2012...
Thank you!
jens.binder@ntu.ac.uk
http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/staff_profiles/staff_directory/125265-0/26/jens_binder.aspx
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Cyber Psychology - Dr Jens Binder

  1. 1. What does a cyberpsychologist do, really? Dr Jens Binder Nottingham Trent University
  2. 2. Cyberpsychology – all new and emerging? Psychology and ICTs – scepticism prevails But it does have noticeable effects?! Pew Internet Project, Mobile fact sheet
  3. 3. Why a cyberpsychologist? • “Online is a special environment” – Ubiquity of technology – Accessibility of services – Persistence of content – Broadcasting of information • Import/adapt ‘offline’ theories and methods • Traffic accidents, online dating & socialising, cyberbullying, addictive behaviours etc
  4. 4. User motivation updated • Beyond uses & gratifications: process! • Successful theories of motivation transferred to gaming: SDT and AGT motivational climate + own competence = gaming experience
  5. 5. User motivation updated • Instructional games and education • Online training and staff development • Self-presentational web services • Technology acceptance for everyday activities 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 LC NC LC NC Mastery Performance Female Male Rose, Binder, & Bartholomew (under review)
  6. 6. Social media and networking The sky is the limit? Have SNS changed our social lives? Yes and No. – The social capital debate – FOMO – Social spheres Buglass, Binder, Betts, & Underwood (unpubl. data)
  7. 7. Social media and vulnerabilities Diversity of social spheres  risk of online social tension (Binder, Howes, & Smart, 2012) User group Other Self 13 - 15 yrs 18% 24% 16 – 18 yrs 27% 43% 20 – 77 yrs 61% 23% Buglass, Binder, Betts, & Underwood (unpubl. data) Reported/Suspected misuse of Facebook information
  8. 8. Thank you! jens.binder@ntu.ac.uk http://www.ntu.ac.uk/apps/staff_profiles/staff_directory/125265-0/26/jens_binder.aspx http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jens_Binder

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