Social Bits: Personality & Learning Style Profiling via the Social Web (slides from The Psychology of New Media event @ Dublin)

in Cyberpsychology, My Research, Social Bits, Social Web A few weeks ago, I presented my chapter from the upcoming Cyberpsychology book 'The Psychology of New Media' at the IADT, as part of Innovation Dublin 2012. As promised, here are the slides from the presentation, along with a few notes for people that were not able to attend the event.

Artificial Intelligence, Robots & humans: A Cyberpsychological perspective

in Cyberpsychology The possibility of a machine with consciousness raises many philosophical, psychological and sociological questions about the nature of consciousness itself and what it really means to be intelligent.

Introducing Social Bits

in Cyberpsychology, My Research, Social Bits, Social Web I recently concluded my research project towards the MSc in Cyberpsychology, where I investigated if and how personality characteristics and learning styles of individuals can be predicted by analysing their social bits. In this article I will give the definition of social bits and present the relevant theoretical background.

Cybercrime & Cyberterrorism: Inducing anxiety & fear on individuals

in Cyberpsychology This is an essay I wrote for my MSc in Cyberpsychology and explores the concepts of Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism, how they are portrayed in the media, and the government policies that come in effect. The focus is on how all these processes affect people’s psychology in regards to induced feelings of anxiety and fear, and not the illegal activities themselves.

We are all cyborgs now [VIDEO]

in Cyberpsychology Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist, examining the way humans and technology interact and evolve together. Technology is evolving us, says Amber, as we become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of homo sapiens. We now rely on "external brains" (cell phones and computers) to communicate, remember, even live out secondary lives. But will these machines ultimately connect or conquer us? Case offers surprising insight into our cyborg selves.

User Modelling via Facebook and the Social Web

in Cyberpsychology, My Research, Social Bits As I am on the second year for my MSc in Cyberpsychology, I have started work on my research project. My interest in User Experience, Online Education and Machine Learning coupled with my professional background in HCI, Interaction Design & Development for the web and for E-Learning systems, lead me to start exploring new ways to improve the Learning Experience. Specifically, I investigate how a User Model can be created with little known information about the learner, by utilizing the power of the Social Web.