Technology is developing rapidly. It is an essential part of how we live our daily lives – in a mental and physical sense, and in professional and personal environments. Cybercognition explores the ideas of technology addiction, brain training and much more, and will provide students with a guide to understanding concepts related to the online world.
It answers important questions:
•What is the impact of digital technology on our learning, memory, attention, problem-solving and decision making?
•If we continue to use digital technology on a large scale, can it change the way we think?
•Can human cognition keep up with technology?
Suitable for students on Cyberpsychology and Cognitive Psychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an inquiring mind.
Exploring the concept of Cyberspace The Human Information Processor The Population(s) of Cyberspace Attracting Attention in the Digital Environment Digital Gaming, Brain Training and Cognition Multitasking Task Switching and Digital Technology; The Impact of Interruptions Technology and Education Decision Making in the Online Environment; Credibility Search Strategies and Heuristics Technology Addictions and Cognition The End - Where do we go from here?
The language of the book is lucid and impressive, and the sections follow a natural flow. Some of most influential aspects of the book include learning aims at the start of each chapter, Information snippets and questions to consider, detailed tables and figures, and a chapter summary that is informative and elegantly written.
The book covers the effects of being online on such cognitive processes as memory, perception, and attention. and is written for undergraduate and graduate students of cyberpsychology and cognitive psychology.
Dr Lee Hadlington has been a Senior Lecturer at De Montfort University since 2006 after completing his PhD at Wolverhampton University. Originally coming from a background in applied cognitive psychology, he has developed a research profile in the area of Cyberpsychology. His main focus of interest is exploring the way in which humans use cognition in the online environment as well as the potential for digital technology to change the underlying processes that we use in daily life. Associated with his work in the area of Cyberpsychology is a keen interest in exploring key aspects of technology-enabled crime. He has also worked extensively with a variety of external organisations in exploring aspects of insider threat, susceptibility to cybercrime and attitudes towards cybersecurity. The aim of this research is to help identify potential indicators that could highlight a susceptibility to cybercrime alongside an examination of how individual differences play a role in risky online behaviours. He also attempts to hide his mild Haribo ™ addiction from his co-workers on a daily basis and also has a 14 year old cat that still believes she is a kitten. When not trapped behind a desk or teaching his lovely students he likes nothing better than to throw himself around various forest trails on his trusty mountain bike, much to the annoyance of dog walkers, ramblers and his army of minions that have to wash his bike/clothes.