2013-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

PSY 432 The Psychology of Computers and the Internet

Examines the psychological implications of computers and their related Internet technologies on social interactions and behaviors. Topics include the influence of technology on self-concept and identities, norm development in CMC and virtual communities, cyber-support, Internet addiction, the influence of gender and status in on-line social interactions and the digital divide. Format a combination of discussion, using classic and current articles from the field, as well as hands on interaction using the department computer lab.