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Cyberpsychology Research Group

Unit(s) of assessment: Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Research theme: Medical Technologies and Advanced Materials

School: School of Social Sciences

Overview

The Cyberpsychology Research Group is very active in undertaking and disseminating research in the area of the psychology of the Internet and digital technology use. The group’s research spans psychosocial implications of Internet and technology use across various channels and applications (e.g., mobile/smartphones, gaming, social networking), the use of technologies to inform mental health, education, and research, as well as augmented and virtual reality applications.

Work by the group has appeared in major international journals such as Addiction, Addictive Behaviors, and Computers in Human Behavior, and is regularly featured on national and international media.

Research by this group directly informs teaching in the MSc Cyberpsychology course, as well as a number of other undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Facilities

NTU has invested heavily in its resources in recent years and this is reflected in our specialist psychology laboratories, which include:

  • a cognitive modelling and visual analysis laboratory
  • a psychophysiological laboratory
  • a human communication and social interaction laboratory
  • dedicated facilities to support research into computer gaming and cyber-psychology
  • EEG system
  • fixed and mobile eye-tracking facilities
  • an extensive bank of psychometric tests.