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Ethical Challenges in Digital Psychology and Cyberpsychology

Ethical Challenges in Digital Psychology and Cyberpsychology

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  • Publication planned for: December 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108451031

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  • Our technologies are progressively developing into algorithmic devices that seamlessly interface with digital personhood. This text discusses the ways in which technology is increasingly becoming a part of personhood and the resulting ethical issues. It extends upon the framework for a brain-based cyberpsychology outlined by the author's earlier book Cyberpsychology and the Brain: The Interaction of Neuroscience and Affective Computing (Cambridge, 2017). Using this framework, Thomas D. Parsons investigates the ethical issues involved in cyberpsychology research and praxes, which emerge in algorithmically coupled people and technologies. The ethical implications of these ideas are important as we consider the cognitive enhancements that can be afforded by our technologies. If people are intimately linked to their technologies, then removing or damaging the technology could be tantamount to a personal attack. On the other hand, algorithmic devices may threaten autonomy and privacy. This book reviews these and other issues.

    • Discusses the ways in which technology is increasingly becoming a part of personhood and the resulting ethical issues
    • Proposes an ethical framework for a brain-based cyberpsychology
    • Considers ethical and neuroethical issues in terms of technologically extended minds
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: December 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108451031
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 37 b/w illus.
    • availability: Not yet published - available from December 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction:
    1. Cyberpsychology theory and praxes: Ethical and methodological considerations
    2. Ethical approaches to cyberpsychology
    3. Digital and extended selves in cyberspace
    4. Neuroethics and the future of cyberpsychology
    Part II. Ethical Cyberpsychology Research and Interventions with Special Populations:
    5. Cyberlearning and ethical considerations for using technology with children
    6. Cyberpsychology, aging, and gerontechnology
    7. Problematic Internet use, online gambling, smartphones, and videogames
    8. Telepsychology and the ethical delivery of eTherapy
    Part III. Ethical Issues in Social Media and Internet Research:
    9. Social media ethics Section 1: Facebook, Twitter, and Google – oh my!
    10. Social media ethics Section 2: Ethical research with social media
    11. Social media ethics Section 3: Digital Citizenship
    Part IV. Applied Ethical Considerations:
    12. Virtual reality ethics
    13. Videogames, videogamers, and the ethics of videogame design.

  • Author

    Thomas D. Parsons, University of North Texas
    Thomas D. Parsons is Director of the NetDragon Digital Research Centre and the Computational Neuropsychology and Simulation (CNS) Lab at University of North Texas (UNT). He is full Professor at UNT and a clinical neuropsychologist. In addition to his patents for's Matching System, he has invented and validated several virtual environments.

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