Technology is developing rapidly. It is an essential part of how we live our daily lives–in a mental and physical sense, and in professional and personal environments. Cybercognition explores the ideas of technology addiction, brain training, and much more. This text provides readers with a guide to understanding concepts related to the online world. It answers important questions: • What is the impact of digital technology on our learning, memory, attention, problem-solving, and decision making? • If we continue to use digital technology on a large scale, can it change the way we think? • Can human cognition keep up with technology? Suitable for students on Cyberpsychology and Cognitive Psychology courses at all levels, as well as anyone with an inquiring mind.

Search Strategies and Heuristics

Search Strategies and Heuristics

Learning Aims and Objectives

  • To explore the key ways in which we navigate through cyberspace when searching for information;
  • to understand how things such as physical presentation of information affect the way in which we search for information;
  • to highlight instances where the framing of the question that acts as the starting point for searching can actually influence the search process;
  • to describe the use of ‘stop strategies’ used as mechanisms preventing us from spending excessive time searching for information online.


The Internet offers us a plethora of opportunities to search for information on what could be a potentially limitless number of topics. In some instances we are directed to search for specific information (goal-directed), such as the time a particular shop ...

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