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Cyberpsychology : An Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction - Kent L. Norman


An Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction


Published: 16th March 2017
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This textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the human-computer interface in clear, non-technical language, making it an ideal introduction for students of both psychology and computer science. Covering the past, present, and future developments in technology and psychology, it combines cutting-edge academic research with engaging illustrations and examples that show students how the material relates to their lives. Topics addressed include: * human factors of input devices, and the basics of sensation and perception; * memory and cognitive issues of users navigating their way through interfaces; * communication via programming languages and natural speech interaction; * cyberpathologies such as techno-stress and Internet addiction disorders; and * challenges surrounding automation and artificial intelligence. This thoroughly updated second edition features new chapters on virtual reality and cybersecurity; expanded coverage of social media, mobile computing, e-learning, and video games; and end-of-chapter review questions that ensure students have mastered key objectives.

Part I. Fundamentals: 1. Introduction: importance, implications, and historical perspectives; 2. Fundamentals: biological and technological bases; 3. Theoretical approaches: models and metaphors; 4. Research: modes and methods; Part II. Systems: 5. Sensory-motor interfaces: input and output; 6. Virtual environments; 7. Learning and memory, transfer and interference; 8. Thinking and problem solving; 9. Language and programming; Part III. Relationships: 10. Individual differences: people, performance, and personality; 11. Motivation, emotion, and affective computing; 12. Social media and interpersonal relations; 13. Cyberpathologies and cybertherapies; Part IV. Applications: 14. Automation and artificial intelligence; 15. Assistive technologies; 16. Video games and entertainment; 17. Technology and education; 18. Cybersecurity; 19. The future: the ultimate human-computer interface.

ISBN: 9781107500556
ISBN-10: 1107500559
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 553
Published: 16th March 2017
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.13
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised