Computers in Human Behavior is a scholarly journal dedicated to examining the use of computers from a psychological perspective. Original theoretical works, research reports, literature reviews, software reviews, book reviews and announcements are published. The journal addresses both the use of computers in psychology, psychiatry and related disciplines as well as the psychological impact of computer use on individuals, groups and society. The former category includes articles exploring the use of computers for professional practice, training, research and theory development. The latter category includes articles dealing with the psychological effects of computers on phenomena such as human development, learning, cognition, personality, and social interactions. The journal addresses human interactions with computers, not computers per se. The computer is discussed only as a medium through which human behaviors are shaped and expressed. The primary message of most articles involves information about human behavior. Therefore, professionals with an interest in the psychological aspects of computer use, but with limited knowledge of computers, will find this journal of interest.
Location-based ads need more than closeness to overcome creepiness
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Is Facebook the next frontier for online learning?
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Social media should play greater role in disaster communication
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Emoticons may signal better customer service
Online customer service agents who use emoticons and who are fast typists may have a better chance of putting smiles on their customers' faces during business-related text chats, according to researchers.
Online safety: If you want something done right, do it yourself
When it comes to keeping online information safe from hackers and other criminals, it's up to the individual user to keep his or her data secure.
Online discussion forums good for well-being, study shows
A new study has found that internet discussion forums have positive links to well-being and are even associated with increased community engagement offline, contrary to a common perception of them being outdated and prone ...
Reliance on smartphones linked to lazy thinking
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User creativity made YouTube the world's biggest music service
Alternative variations from popular artists' videos may reach an audience of millions, shows the new study from Finland's Aalto University.
Facebook help a matter of timing
Getting a response to a request for assistance on social media may have more to do with your request's timing than how many followers you have, research suggests.
Detecting deception online is not so easy, says professor
The sheer number of phishing scams that bombard our inboxes is an indication of the success scammers have in deceiving people through electronic communication. It is such a prevalent problem that some businesses are now taking ...