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The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

by Adam Joinson, Katelyn McKenna, Tom Postmes and Ulf-Dietrich Reips

 

Overview

Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology is clearly laid out which provides the reader with ease to select which topic or area of Cyberpsychology they would like to find out more information on. The book is very detailed providing a background into each area of Cyberpsychology so that the reader can see how the Internet has moved on in such a small amount of time.

Format

The book is divided into sections relating to different parts of Cyberpsychology and within each chapter there is a selection of journals providing rich detailed information. The journals are laid out in the same manner with each one starting with an introduction followed by existing research in a particular area and then finally a discussion detailing further questions that could be answered by carrying out further studies.

Readability

The Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology is very readable. It has a table of contents at the beginning detailing the topics and research that has been carried out in each area. This makes it very easy for the reader to select which area they would like to find out more information about.

Chapters

Part 1 Interaction and Interactivity

Part 2 Groups and Communities

Part 3 Personality, Self and Identity

Part 4 Psychological Aspects of Internet Use

Part 5 Internet-Based Research