2018-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    
    Apr 01, 2020  
2018-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda)
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STS-UY 2634 Psychology of the Internet

4 Credits Credits
This class investigates aspects of human behavior in terms of the Internet. The Internet is a technological phenomenon that allows people separated by huge distances to interact with each other in relatively seamless fashion. Does the Internet allow people to connect in ways never possible before? Or are these new connections variations of previous human interactions, only on a computer screen. For all of its positive attributes, the Internet has a negative side: People become increasingly dependent on interacting only through the Internet. Is this dysfunctional? What characterizes addictive behavior? Can addictive behavior be attributed to a physical action as opposed to a biological substance? 

Prerequisite(s): Completion of EXPOS-UA 1  or EXPOS-UA 4 
Note: Satisfies a humanities and social sciences elective.



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