What is Cyberpsychology?

Cyberpsychology is the study of the human mind and behaviour in the context of human-technology interaction. It encompasses all psychological phenomena that are associated with or impacted by emerging technology.
Cyberpsychology studies human interactions with other emerging technologies, including the internet, mobile computing, mobile phones, PDAs, games consoles, virtual reality, digital media and any other technology which has demonstrated an ability to alter human behaviours. It considers the impact of evolving trends, such as technological convergence, on individuals. Cyberpsychology also examines human interactions with less ubiquitous technologies, such as cyborgs and artificial intelligence.

CCTA Research in Cyberpsychology

VLAB is the immersive virtual reality system at IADT. The system immerses users in ambionic sounds and high-end 3D graphic environments projected on four walls. It uses a wireless motion tracking system to support research in:

* cyberpsychology and cognitive studies
* real-time visualisation and interaction
* high-end interactive graphics

Dr Grainne Kirwan and colleagues in CCTA are leading the research in cyberpsychology and cognitive studies. For further information see

Research Students

CCTA has 4 masters by research graduates:
Niamh Caprani, Memory Aid for Older Adults, April 2009
Lucie Corcoran, Cyberbullying, November 2009
Lisa Gorry, Conceptions of Intelligence, November 2009
Kevin Power will graduate in November 2011 Cognitive training.

For more information on the projects is available at

Cyberpsychology Programmes in IADT

MSc in Cyberpsychology
The School of Creative Technologies, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology recently developed an MSc in Cyberpsychology, which enrolled its first cohort in September 2007. This is a 2-year, part-time programme which aims to provide graduates with an in-depth understanding of how humans interact with technology and in online environments. The programme is accredited by the Irish Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC).

Further details about the MSc are available at and an application form can be downloaded from
Applications should be submitted by 4pm on 20th August, 2011.
If you have any queries about the MSc in Cyberpsychology, please contact the programme coordinator, Hannah Barton, at

Level 8 Certificate in Cyberpsychology
The Certificate in Cyberpsychology is a part-time, special purpose award. Classes are held on one evening per week for one academic year. Students are required
to complete assignments during the year, but there are no written examinations.

Further details about this Certificate are available at