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An able in the acreage of cyberpsychology looks at how the interface amid agenda technology and our daily activities impacts amusing and claimed relationships.
Aiken is the architect and director of the Dublin-based CyberPsychology Research Centre and has advised INTERPOL, the FBI, and the White House. Although she specializes in cybercrime, the columnist focuses on the broader amusing appulse of the accelerated admission of internet admission over the accomplished 15 years (“from 6.5 to 43 percent of the global population”) and the advance of cellphone use: an admission in subscriptions from 2 billion users in 2005 to 7 billion 10 years later. Moreover, boilerplate users check their phones added than 1,500 times a week. One aftereffect is divided attention amid the agenda accessory and the being in advanced of us—talking on the buzz at the banquet table—and this has damaging furnishings on the affection of personal relationships, abnormally aural families. Aiken is absolute that intimate acquaintance is capital for babies and toddlers. “A hug and a quick kiss aren't enough,” she writes. “They charge to be talked to, tickled, massaged and played with. And they charge your eye contact.” Alike in the case of older children and adults, “intimate” relationships accustomed and maintained online or alike by buzz cannot acting for the added acceptable ones based on face-to-face contact. Without the clues provided by anatomy accent and facial expression, which we commonly await on in contiguous situations, we are handicapped in assessing abidingness and too calmly abatement victim to predators. Another above botheration is the adversity for parents and other caregivers of policing a child's admission to inappropriate agreeable and its easy availability for adolescents. The columnist argues for added adjustment of internet content by governments so that accouchement are denied admission to “extreme content online—be it developed chicanery or violence.”
In what is a growing genre, Aiken provides a anxious access to the attractions, distractions, and pitfalls of our agenda culture.
A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave
Mary Aiken is the world’s leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology—a discipline that combines psychology, criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection where technology and human behavior meet. In this, her first book, Aiken has created a starting point for all future conversations about how the Internet is shaping development and behavior, societal norms and values, children, safety, security, and our perception of the world. Cyberspace is an environment full of surveillance, but who is looking out for us? The Cyber Effect offers a fascinating and chilling look at a future we can still do something about.
Drawing on her own research and extensive experience with law enforcement, Mary Aiken covers a wide range of subjects from the impact of screens on the developing child to the explosion of teen sexting, and the acceleration of compulsive and addictive behaviors online (gaming, shopping, pornography). She examines the escalation of cyberchondria (anxiety produced by self-diagnosing online), cyberstalking, and organized cybercrime in the Deep Web. Aiken provides surprising statistics and incredible-but-true case studies of hidden trends that are shaping our culture and raising troubling questions about where the digital revolution is taking us.
The Cyber Effect will upend your assumptions about your online life and forever change the way you think about the technology you, your friends, and family use. Readers will gain a new understanding of the rapid change taking shape around us and come away with critical tools to become part of this very necessary conversation.
Advance praise for The Cyber Effect
“Just as Rachel Carson launched the modern environmental movement with her Silent Spring, Mary Aiken delivers a deeply disturbing, utterly penetrating, and urgently timed investigation into the perils of the largest unregulated social experiment of our time.”—Bob Woodward
“Mary Aiken takes us on a fascinating, thought-provoking, and at times scary journey down the rabbit hole to witness how the Internet is changing the human psyche. A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the temptations and tragedies of cyberspace.”—John R. Suler, PhD, author of The Psychology of Cyberspace
“Drawing on a fascinating and mind-boggling range of research and knowledge, Mary Aiken has written a great, important book that terrifies then consoles by pointing a way forward so that our experience online might not outstrip our common sense. A must-read for this moment in time.”—Steven D. Levitt, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Freakonomics
“Figuring out how to guide kids in a hyperconnected world is one of the biggest challenges for today’s parents. Mary Aiken clearly and calmly separates reality from myth. She clearly lays out the issues we really need to be concerned about and calmly instructs us on how to keep our kids safe and healthy in their digital lives.”—Peggy Orenstein, author of the New York Times bestseller Girls & Sex
“Having worked with law enforcement groups from INTERPOL and Europol as well as the U.S. government, Aiken knows firsthand how today’s digital tools can be exploited by criminals lurking in the Internet’s Dark Net.”—Newsweek
The Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online
- BookThe Cyber Effect: A Pioneering Cyberpsychologist Explains How Human Behavior Changes Online
- Author:Mary Aiken
- Publishing Date:2016-08-23
- Publisher:Spiegel & Grau
- Number Of pages:400