About Cyberpsychology

Cyberpsychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour in the context of how people interact with technology. It examines all psychological phenomena that are associated with or affected by emerging technology. Cyberpsychology also considers the impact of new technologies on users, from the latest mobile devices and gaming systems, to high-end virtual reality equipment in our four-walled immersive system.

The Team

David Smith

Head of Faculty

Dr Hillary Kenna

Head of Department

Cliona Flood

Principles of psychology on-line, mental health on-line

Dr Tim Mc Nichols

Consumer cyberpsychology

Hannah Barton

Social and organisational psychology, Psychometrics, group dynamics

Nicola Fox Hamilton

Current research examines the connection between language and personality.

Sinead Meade

Critical Research: FFS


This MSc studies human interactions with other emerging technologies, including the internet, mobile computing, mobile phones, games consoles, virtual reality, digital media and any other technology, which has demonstrated an ability to alter human behaviours. It considers the impact of evolving trends, such as technological convergence, on individuals. Cyberpsychology also examines human interactions with less ubiquitous technologies, such as cyborgs and artificial intelligence.

The programme aims to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of how humans interact with technology and in online environments.

Cyberpsychology Year 1 and 2 combined Research Methods Project
Year 1 Principles of psychology online
(10 credits)
Virtual reality and artificial intelligence (5 credits)
Social psychology and Computer mediated communications
(10 credits)
Critical research foundations, futures and skills
(10 credits)

Year 2 Consumer cyberpsychology
(5 credits)
Human computer interaction
(5 credits
Social psychology and Computer mediated communications
(10 credits)
(20 credits)

2016/2017: Psychology of gaming and multimedia entertainment (10 Credits)

Applications must be made to the Admissions Office in IADT.
Download application form here or contact our Admissions Office on admissions@iadt.ie / (01) 239 4621
More information: the IADT website.
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Certificate in Cyberpsychology

This Certificate combines a mix of lectures, practical work and informal discussions around important topics in cyberpsychology. You are also provided with a series of study skills seminars including essay writing, referencing and researching academic literature.

You are required to complete assignments during the year, but there are no written examinations. Support is also provided as you prepare your assignments, and feedback is available on drafts if required. You work directly with the cyberpsychological phenomena studied, such as online marketing, artificial intelligence, online gaming and virtual worlds.
For more information visit IADT.ie.
Download the application form here or contact our Admissions Office on admissions@iadt.ie / (01) 239 4621

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