Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior (3 Volumes)
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Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior (3 Volumes)

Zheng Yan (University at Albany - SUNY, USA)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®, SCOPUS View 2 More Indices
Release Date: March, 2012|Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 1632
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0315-8
ISBN13: 9781466603158|ISBN10: 1466603151|EISBN13: 9781466603165
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Description & Coverage
Description:

Cyber behavior, such as e-learning, e-voting, e-shopping, e-privacy, and e-therapy, could be broadly considered as any physical, social, or mental activities that humans engage in interacting with the Internet and that can be objectively observed in cyber space.

The Encyclopedia of Cyber Behavior is intended to offer the first, definitive, and most comprehensive presentation of existing substantial knowledge concerning cyber behavior. It aims to synthesize the scientific knowledge of cyber behavior, examined in a wide variety of disciplines such as psychology, sociology, economics, education, communications, criminology, political science, information science, technology, medicine, law, and business, into one single platform perfect for students, researchers, teachers, managers, and policy makers alike.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cyber Crimes
  • Digital Natives
  • E-Learning
  • E-Mail and Work Performance
  • E-Privacy
  • E-Recruitment
  • E-Shopping
  • E-Therapy
  • Online Assessment
  • Online Knowledge Sharing
  • Security
  • Social Network
Reviews & Statements

"This encyclopedia features one of the most extensive collections of articles available representing knowledge and research on human behavior in the cyber realm." [...] "Articles, which can stand on their own, provide significant insights into specific areas of knowledge. All three volumes could be read together in order to gain a global understanding of how people are using technology in order to develop themselves and the world around them. Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and above."

– Choice Magazine, 2012

Nominated as a 2013 Outstanding Reference by the Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA)

– RUSA - ALA
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Editor/Author Biographies
Zheng Yan is Associate Professor of developmental and educational psychology at University at Albany since 2007. He graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Education with a doctoral degree in Human Development and Psychology in 2000. His research mainly concerns dynamic and complex relations between contemporary technologies and human development as well as research methodology of human development. He is currently investigating children’s understanding of the Internet as a complex artifact and human behaviors in the cyber space as an emerged field of research.
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Editorial Advisory Board
  • Kurt W. Fischer, Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA
  • James E. Katz, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  • Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, USA
  • Karen Swan, University of Illinois Springfield, USA
  • Barry Wellman, NetLab, University of Toronto, Canada 
  • Kimberly Young, St. Bonaventure University, USA
  • Yong Zhao, University of Oregon, USA