News, events and research from the cyberpsychology team in IADT.

IADT staff contribute insights to new Cyberpsychology book

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A new book, Cyberpsychology, published by Oxford University Press, features many contributions from staff of IADT. Chapters were contributed by Head of Faculty for Film, Art and Creative Technologies, Dr Andrew Power and IADT lecturers Hannah Barton, Cliona Flood, Dr Brendan Rooney, Dr Irene Connolly, Dr Olivia Hurley and Dr Grainne Kirwan. The book is edited by Dr Alison Attrill, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, The University of Wolverhampton.

Cyberpsychology provides a broad-ranging, thought-provoking account of online behaviour and the opportunities, challenges, and risks such behaviour presents. Written by an international team of authors, the book provides diverse perspectives on the impact our interaction with the online landscape has on identity and behaviour.

The book follows on from another produced last year by the cyberpsychology team at IADT, Cyberpsychology and New Media, published by the Psychology Press andCybercrime: The Psychology of Online Offenders, published by Cambridge University Press and co-authored by Dr Grainne Kirwan and Dr Andrew Power. Links to these publications are below.

Cyberpsychology and New Media

Cybercrime: The Psychology of Online Offenders,3192,en.html

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IADT cyberpsychology lecturer joins Editorial Board of Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking

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Dr Gráinne Kirwan, IADT cyberpsychology and psychology lecturer, has joined the Editorial Board of Cyberpsychology, Behaviour and Social Networking at the invitation of the journal.

Cyberpsychology, Behaviour, and Social Networking is a peer-reviewed journal for understanding the social and psychological impact of today’s social networking practices. The Journal has followed the trend of social networking and virtual reality for the past 15 years.

This invitation recognises Dr Kirwan’s expertise and experience in cyberpsychology. Dr Kirwan developed the MSc in Cyberpsychology at IADT and has been the author of books, book chapters and articles on different aspects of cyberpsychology. Dr Kirwan and Dr Andrew Power, Head of Faculty of Film, Art and Creative Technologies at IADT, edited the book ‘Cyberpsychology and New Media: A thematic reader’.

Congratulations to Dr Kirwan.

MSc in Cyberpsychology students success at Student Psychology Congress

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Congratulations to Audrey Stenson on her 2nd Prize in the Postgraduate Oral Presentations at the 36th Annual Congress of Psychology Students DCU in April.

Audrey a student on the MSc in Cyberpsychology presented her research –Examining the role of Facebook in college adjustment for undergraduate first year students. Nicola Fortune was highly commended for her researchSupporting law enforcement working with distressing material online,congratulations Nicola.  

The MSc in Cyberpsychology is part-time over 2 years and the presentations show the range of research projects student do as well as the standard they achieve.

The Annual Congress of Psychology Students is a highlight of the year where postgraduate and undergraduate psychology students present their research to their peers. The presentations and posters are adjudicated by psychology lecturers from across Ireland. IADT held a successful congress in 2013. This year overall twenty five students presented at DCU from the BSc(Hons) in Applied Psychology, the MSc in Cyberpsychology and masters by research. Three IADT graduates presented their postgraduate research at PhD level as well. Congratulations to all.

IADT’s psychology programmes includes our PSI accredited BSc (Hons) in Applied Psychology, (full time 4 years), a part-timeMSc in Cyberpsychology (2 years part-time) and short accredited programmes inCyberpsychology, Sport Psychology andHCI. Click on the links to find out more about the programmes.