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Cyberpsychology courses

Planning to do study cyberpsychology? There are many universities offering courses, ranging from a part-time curriculum to a a full-fledged two-year study.

Cyberpsychology is study of human interactions with emerging technologies. And, most of the courses cover the following:

  • how people use technology
  • increasing impact of the digital medium in human life
  • online relationships and identity
  • differences in behavior in online and offline worlds
  • understanding cybercrimes and issues of cyberbullying, cyberstalking, trolling, etc.

Here’s a list of cyberpsychology courses :

MSc in Cyberpsychology; Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology [IADT] in Dublin, Ireland.

Subjects of interest:

Principles of Psychology Online, Social Psychology of the Internet/Computer Mediated Communication, Consumer Cyberpsychology, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology of Gaming and Multimedia Entertainment, Psychology of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence, Critical Research: Foundations, Futures and Skills and Research Project.

Requirements:

Undergraduate qualification of 2nd Class Honours or higher at Honours Degree level. Applicants may be considered provided they can demonstrate Honours Degree equivalence, which can be verified through the RPL (recognition of prior learning) process. Previous psychological study not essential. Shortlisted applicants may be called for interview. Two references must also support your application

Fees:€4000 per annum

Source: Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art

MSc Psychology by Research; University of South Wales

Subjects of interest:

  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Older Citizens and Community Participation
  • Online Romantic Relationships
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Sport Psychology
  • Psychology of Spelling
  • Psychology of Deception

Entry requirements:

Usually a good Honours degree in psychology or a related discipline. For applicants who do not possess formal qualifications, relevant professional experience may be taken into account via the Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)/Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) mechanism (University regulations will apply).

All applicants for research degrees must submit an application form accompanied by a research proposal to the Faculty’s Research Application Panel (RAP).

Fees: Home/EU: £4,750; International: £12,600

Source: University of South Wales

Cyberpsychology; University of Derby (Online education)

Module Content:

  • Computer-Mediated Communication.
  • Human-Computer Interaction.
  • Social Psychology of the Internet.
  • Consumer Cyberpsychology.
  • Internet Research Methods.
  • Psychology of Virtual Worlds.
  • Applied Cyberpsychology.
  • Psychology of Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence.
  • Research Project.

Module Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:

  • Apply psychological theory, methods and research findings to cyberpsychology.
  • Evaluate current problems, debates, and insights in cyberpsychology.

Source: Derby.ac.uk

Cyberpsychology and e-health; The University of Sydney

Cyberpsychology and e-health aims to educate those seeking careers in allied health on how societal and individual health is affected by the internet and other technologies.

The course will be based on current research and policy guidelines set by the Australian and American Medical Associations, the American Psychological Association and Australian Psychological Society for the use of information technology in the following areas: informing allied health professionals of online resources for their profession; how types of ICT functions may affect the behaviour of youth and the elderly; ethics and viability of delivering general health and mental health resources online; the evolution of telemedicine practices; the rise of serious games for health; social media in health; provision of therapy over the internet for general health and mental health; quality control and assessment of general and specific online health resources; and future directions of information technology and its application to health.

Study mode: Online

Fees: Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) fee: $782; Domestic tuition fee: $4,750

(We’ll keep updating this list)

Apart from these, there are a plenty of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) available.  A MOOC is a model for delivering learning content online to any person who wants to take a course, with no limit on attendance.

Here’s a comprehensive list of cyberpsychology, cybersecurity-related MOOCs that are available.

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