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.
Chapter 1: Exploring the Concept of Cyberspace
Exploring the Concept of Cyberspace
Learning Aims and Objectives
This chapter will:
- introduce the key aims for the material covered in the book;
- present a clear outline for the key concepts and terminology that will form the building blocks for later discussion;
- explore the concept and present definitions of cyberspace;
- highlight the notion that cyberspace is a wholly psychological construct.
It is important to make a statement about the primary aims of this book right from the very start so that (a) you are clear on its contents and the scope of the discussion within and (b) you don’t spend your money unnecessarily! There are two key aims of this book. The first is to explore the cognitive processes we are deploying when we are online ...