The Internet and Psychology

Background Information

More books and videos on the impact of the Internet on psychology can be found using the Library's catalog.

24/7: How Cell Phones and the Internet Change the Way We Live, Work, and Play HE 9713. H 365 2007
Building Successful Online Communities: Evidence-based Social Design Online only
Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age E 169.12 J 26 2008
Embedding into our Lives: New Opportunities and Challenges of the Internet HM 851. E 547 2009
iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession with technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us T 58.5 R 667 2012
Lesson From the Identity Trail: Anonymity, Privacy, and Identity in a Networked Society Online only
Psychology and the Internet: Intrapersonal, Interpersonal, and Transpersonal Implications Online only
Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to our Brains QP 360. C 3667 2010
Total Recall: How the E-memory Revolution Will Change Everything HM 851. B 4525 2009

Journal Articles

Academic Search Premier
This multidisciplinary database is a great place to begin a search on any psychological or sociological topic, from mental illness to developmental psychology to group dynamics.
Created by the American Psychological Association, this database contains scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles from top psychology journals on a wide range of research in how technology impacts human psychology.
PsycINFO is another great psychology database. It can be used to locate even more scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on the impact of technology on human psychology
Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection
This psychology database focuses more on the behavioral, emotional, and developmental aspects of psychology and can be used to locate information on how technology effects memory, communication, relationships, and more.

Web Resources

Pew Internet and Technology
This this one of several ongoing research projects by the Pew Research Center. This page offers quick access to their research on the impacts of the Internet on society and is a valuable source for statistics.
Psychology of Cyberspace
Created by Dr. John Suler at Rider University, this site contains in-depth discussions on the various ways that the Internet and related technology have impacted human psychology and communication.