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Interface: Computer-mediated communication

Interface: Issues around identity

Interface: Issues around privacy

Psychological therapy on the Internet

Psychology of text relationships

Psychology of online chatrooms

Computer and cyberspace addiction

Online disinhibition effect



Suicide and the Internet

See also[]


Key texts – Books[]

  • Gackenbach, J. (1998). Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, interpersonal, and transpersonal implications. New York: Academic Press.
  • Grohol, J. M. (2002). The insider’s guide to mental health resources online. New York: Guilford Press.
  • Wootton, R., Yellowlees, P., & McLaren, P. (Eds.). (2003). Telepsychiatry and e-mental health. London: Royal Society of Medicine Press.

Additional material – Books[]

Key texts – Papers[]

  • Winkler, M. A., Flanagin, A., Chi-Lum, B., White, J., Andrews, K., Kennett, R. L., et al. (2000). Guidelines for medical and health information sites on the Internet. Journal of the Americal Medical Association, 283(12), 1600–1601. Full text

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The psychology of internet use: Academic support materials

  • The psychology of internet use: Lecture slides
  • The psychology of internet use: Lecture notes
  • The psychology of internet use: Lecture handouts
  • The psychology of internet use: Multimedia materials
  • The psychology of internet use: Other academic support materials