A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online
Spiegel and Grau
On Sale: August 23, 2016
Hardcover / e-Book
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A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing
the way we think, feel, and behave
Mary Aiken is the world’s leading expert in forensic
cyberpsychology—a discipline that combines psychology,
criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection
where technology and human behavior meet. In this, her first
book, Aiken has created a starting point for all future
conversations about how the Internet is shaping development
and behavior, societal norms and values, children, safety,
security, and our perception of the world. Cyberspace is an
environment full of surveillance, but who is looking out for
us? The Cyber Effect offers a fascinating and chilling look
at a future we can still do something about.
Drawing on her own research and extensive experience with
law enforcement, Mary Aiken covers a wide range of subjects
from the impact of screens on the developing child to the
explosion of teen sexting, and the acceleration of
compulsive and addictive behaviors online (gaming, shopping,
pornography). She examines the escalation of cyberchondria
(anxiety produced by self-diagnosing online), cyberstalking,
and organized cybercrime in the Deep Web. Aiken provides
surprising statistics and incredible-but-true case studies
of hidden trends that are shaping our culture and raising
troubling questions about where the digital revolution is
The Cyber Effect will upend your assumptions about your
online life and forever change the way you think about the
technology you, your friends, and family use. Readers will
gain a new understanding of the rapid change taking shape
around us and come away with critical tools to become part
of this very necessary conversation.
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