Department of Counselling and Psychology Course Outline
Course Title Cyberpsychology
Course Code PSY215
Number of Credits 3
Duration of Weeks 15
Contact Hours Per Week 2 hours Lecture; 1 hour Tutorial
Pre-requisite Course(s) N/A
Course Aims
Cyberpsychology is an emerging field that studies human mind and behaviour in the context of human-technology interaction. This course aims to: 1) provides an overview of the development and significance of cyberpsychology, 2) address key issues in cyberpsychology to examine the positive and negative impacts of human-technology interactions on various psychological aspects, 3) advocating positive cyberpsychology to enhance positive human-technology interactions, 4) raising awareness of cultural relevance of cyberpsychology to research and practice. Throughout a series of learning activities (i.e., reflection exercise, individual presentation, group project and positive technology journal), students can consolidate their learning and rethink about the role of psychology practitioner in this digital era.
Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOS)

After completing the course, students should be able to:

1. Analyze the development and significance of cyberpsychology in current psychology;
2. Evaluate the pros and cons of human-technology interactions on various psychological 
3. Synthesize research and practices that support the principles, skills and strategies of
    positive uses of technology (positive cyberpsychology) to enhance human development
    and  flourishing;
4. Examine the importance and relevance of culture in studying cyberpsychology;
5. Generate ideas in conceptualizing and designing a small-scale online psychological
    research to investigate a topic in cyberpsychology.
Assessment Tasks
Web-based Discussion & Self-reflection Exercises
Experiential Essay
Individual Video Presentation / TED-style Talk
Online Research Projec
5. Positive Technology Journal 15%
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