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Psychological Aspects of Cyberspace


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Živko, Maja. (2011). Psychological Aspects of Cyberspace. In: 3rd International Conference "The Future of Information Sciences: INFuture2011 – Information Sciences and e-Society", 9-11 November 2011, Zagreb.

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This paper shows that cyberspace has both positive and negative aspects from a psychological point of view. The positive aspects are, temporal flexibility, no limitation of space, the speed of exchanging information, social multiplicity, textual communication, recording ability, entertainment, the empowerment of human potential, equality, and the diminution of the so-called “halo effect”. Whereas, the negative aspects are, misinterpretations caused by a lack of sensual integration, the filtering or absorbing of information, frustration caused by technical difficulties, the redefining of identity, “cyberstalking”, behavioural disinhibition, and “cyber addiction”. Some aspects can be both positive and negative such as, anonymity, distance learning and online psychosocial-globalization.

Item Type: Published conference work (Lecture)
Uncontrolled Keywords: cyberspace, self-disclosure, anonymity, asynchronous, synchronous communication, network brainframe, Internet addiction
Subjects: Information sciences > Knowledge organization
Departments: Department of Information Science
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2017 10:01
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2017 10:01

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