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ERIC Number: EJ1146417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-948X
Teaching Sensitive Issues in Cyberpsychology
Taylor, Jacqui; McAlaney, John; Muir, Sarah; Cole, Terri
Psychology Teaching Review, v23 n1 p56-62 2017
In contrast to the helpful sources of guidance and regulations for researchers designing and conducting experiments in cyberpsychology, there is very little guidance available for academics and teachers teaching sensitive issues related to behavior in the online world. There are many potential dangers for psychology students when learning about cyberpsychology, ranging from being exposed to upsetting or illegal behaviour viewed in videos or images, to questioning their own sense of morality and understanding of self, to experiencing harassment or hacking. This paper will highlight our own experiences of teaching cyberpsychology to first and third year psychology students, highlighting some of the potential dangers. We suggest recommendations for academics to ensure that students are protected as far as is possible.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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