Cyberpsychology and e-health aims to provide an introduction into how digital industries impact human behaviour - specifically how societal and individual health is affected by the internet and other popular technologies. The course will be based on current research and policy guidelines set by the Australian and American Medical Associations, the American Psychological Association and Australian Psychological Society for the use of information technology in the following areas: how types of ICT functions may affect human behaviour; ethics and viability of delivering health resources online; the rise of serious games for health; social media in health; provision of therapy over the internet for general health and mental health; virtual reality use in health and wellbeing; quality control, data security, and assessment of general and specific online health resources; and future directions of information technology and its application to health and wellbeing.
2 hour workshop weekly.
Proposal for eHealth Innovation (25%) and Report (35%) and Exam (40%)
Connolly, I., Palmer, M., Barton, H., and Kirwan, G. (Eds.). (2016). An introduction to cyberpsychology. Routledge. .
completion of 48 credit points