Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior

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Yan, Zheng
IGI Global, Mar 31, 2012 - Computers - 1632 pages

Cyber behavior, such as e-learning, e-voting, e-shopping, e-privacy, and e-therapy, could be broadly considered as any physical, social, or mental activities that humans engage in interacting with the Internet and that can be objectively observed in cyber space.

The Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior is intended to offer the first, definitive, and most comprehensive presentation of existing substantial knowledge concerning cyber behavior. It aims to synthesize the scientific knowledge of cyber behavior, examined in a wide variety of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, economics, education, communications, criminology, political science, information science, technology, medicine, law, and business, into one single platform perfect for students, researchers, teachers, managers, and policy makers alike.

 

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Contents

Sherry Turkle
1
Social Network
8
A Biography of the Pew Research Centers Internet American Life Project
25
NetLab
42
The Childrens Digital Media Center Los Angeles
64
The Center for Mobile Communication Studies
77
Flashlight as a Process Tracing Method
88
Childrens Internet Safety Websites
96
Cyber Behaviors among Seniors
233
Individuals with Disabilities and Internet Use
242
Cyber Behaviors of Immigrants
259
Internet Use among Rural Residents in North America
273
Cyber Behavior of Homeless Adolescents and Adults
284
Fanship and Fandom in Cyber Space
292
Section 4
301
Internet Use and Psychological WellBeing
302

Section 2
105
EMail and Work Performance
106
Human Behavior on the WWW
117
Social Networking Sites
132
Human Behavior in Chatrooms
148
Human Behaviors with Blogs
157
Cyber Behavior with Wikis
164
Human Behaviors with Podcasts
178
Virtual Interactions via Smartphones
189
Section 3
199
The Net Generation
200
Digital Natives
212
US Childrens and Adolescents Internet Access Use and Online Behaviors
220
Internet Use and Cognitive Development
315
Prosocial Behaviors in the Cyber Context
328
Cybermedia Use Multitasking and Academic Distractibility
342
IT Use and SocialMedia Time Displacement
354
Cyber Behaviors in Seeking Information
365
Building Knowledge through the Cyber space
383
Online Knowledge Sharing
394
Online Collaboration
403
Online Friendship
412
Cybercafés and Youth Development
422
Cyber Behavior and Religious Practice on the Internet
434
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Zheng Yan is Associate Professor of developmental and educational psychology at University at Albany since 2007. He graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Education with a doctoral degree in Human Development and Psychology in 2000. His research mainly concerns dynamic and complex relations between contemporary technologies and human development as well as research methodology of human development. He is currently investigating children s understanding of the Internet as a complex artifact and human behaviors in the cyber space as an emerged field of research. [Editor]

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