PSYb1740 Psychology and the Internet

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught online.
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Hana Macháčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Vojtěch Mýlek (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Dědková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. David Šmahel, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Michal Čevelíček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. David Lacko (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Marie Bedrošová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Eliška Dufková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Hana Macháčková, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Hana Macháčková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Psychology - Faculty of Social Studies
Tue 12:00–13:40 Aula
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! PSY174 Psychology and the Internet
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 26 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 22/26, only registered: 2/26, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 1/26
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objectives of the course is to learn students about basic issues which are addressed in the area psychology and the Internet (cyberpsychology) and next with conceptions which are used in the context of research in computer mediated communication (CMC).
Learning outcomes
After completing this course, student will be able to: Gain a basic overview of topics in the context of psychology and the Internet
  • Name the specifics of behavior on the Internet
  • Identify and define the basic risks of the Internet
  • Critically evaluate expert knowledge in the context of psychology and the Internet
  • Syllabus
    • Searching on the Internet, science and the Internet
    • Adolescents and the Internet
    • Internet as disinhibited environment
    • Virtual identity, selfpresentation online, blogs
    • Computer mediated communication and its specifics
    • Online addictive behavior
    • Online games, MUDs, MMORPG and virtual worlds
    • Research methods on the Internet
    • Interent and pornography, cybersex
    • Impact of the Internet on people and society
    • Love and friendship online, romantic relationships
    • Multitasking and multiplicit communication
    • Cyberbullying, online harassment, aggression on the Internet
    • Handbook of new media : social shaping and consequences of ICTs. Edited by Leah A. Lievrouw - Sonia M. Livingstone. Thousand Oaks [Calif.]: SAGE, 2002. xxiv, 564. ISBN 0761965106. info
    • The international handbook of children, media and culture. Edited by Kirsten Drotner - Sonia M. Livingstone. London: Sage Publications Ltd, 2008. xxi, 537. ISBN 9781412928328. info
    • LIVINGSTONE, Sonia M. Young people and new media : childhood and the changing media environment. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE, 2002. viii, 277. ISBN 0761964673. info
    • TURKLE, Sherry. The second self : computers and the human spirit. 20th anniversary ed. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005. xi, 372. ISBN 0262701111. info
    • TURKLE, Sherry. Life on the screen : identity in the age of the Internet. 1st Touchstone ed. New York: Touchstone Book, 1997. 347 s. ISBN 0684833484. info
    • Cyberspace romance : the psychology of online relationships. Edited by Monica T. Whitty - Adrian Carr. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. xvi, 218. ISBN 1403945144. info
    • VYBÍRAL, Zbyněk. Psychologie lidské komunikace (Psychology of the Human Communication). Praha: Portál, 2000. 264 pp. ISBN 80-7178-291-2. info
    • ŠMAHEL, David. Psychologie a internet: děti dospělými, dospělí dětmi (Psychology and Internet: children becoming adults, adults becoming children). 2003rd ed. Praha: TRITON, 2003. 158 pp. Psychologická setkávání, sv. 6. ISBN 80-7254-360-1. info
    • ŠMAHEL, David and Kaveri SUBRAHMANYAM. Any Girls Want to Chat Press 911: Partner Selection in Monitored and Unmonitored Teen Chat Rooms. CyberPsychology & Behavior. New York: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., 2007, vol. 2007, No 10, p. 346-353. ISSN 1094-9313. info
    • KONEČNÝ, Štěpán and David ŠMAHEL. Lidé na internetu: jaké jsou možné zisky a rizika? (People on the Internet: possible gains and risks). In Heller, D.; Mertin, V.; Sobotková, I. (ed.). Psychologické dny 2006 : Prožívání sebe a měnícího se světa : sborník příspěvků z konference 24. Psychologické dny, Olomouc 2006. Olomouc: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Filozofická fakulta, katedra psychologie ve spolupráci s Českomoravskou psychologickou společností, 2007. p. 10-16, 6 pp. ISBN 978-80-7308-185-0. info
    • BLINKA, Lukáš and David ŠMAHEL. "Role-playing" hry v kontextu analytické psychologie (The role-playing games in context of analytical psychology). Československá psychologie. 2007, vol. 51, No 2, p. 169-182, 13 pp. ISSN 0009-062X. info
    • SUBRAHMANYAM, Kaveri, David ŠMAHEL and Patricia GREENFIELD. Connecting Developmental Constructions to the Internet: Identity Presentation and Sexual Exploration in Online Teen Chat Rooms. Developmental psychology. Washington: American Psychological Association, 2006, vol. 42, No 3, p. 395-406. ISSN 0012-1649. URL info
    • VESELÁ, Martina and David ŠMAHEL. Interpersonální atraktivita ve virtuálním prostředí (Virtual atractivity and partner selection on the Internet). 2005. URL Prezentace info
    • Psychology and the Internet : intrapersonal, interpersonal, and transpersonal implications. Edited by Jayne Gackenbach. San Diego: Academic Press, 1998. xix, 369. ISBN 0122719506. info
    Teaching methods
    Lectures, practical on line seminary, experiments
    Assessment methods
    Seminars participation, homereading, processing information about two chosen research articles, one will be presented at seminar (.ppt), second will be written and delivered in Word-Pdf.
    Language of instruction
    Follow-Up Courses
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    Study Materials
    The course is taught annually.
    Information on course enrolment limitations: Pro otevření kurzu je potřeba minimálně 10 zapsaných studentů.
    Teacher's information
    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020.
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