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Critical Issues Impacting Science, Technology, Society (STS) and Our Future by
Publication Date: 2019-02-15
eBook Price : $185
We are in an ever-changing and fast-paced world that is entrenched in technological innovation. But how is technology and science impacting our society? How does it affect our interactions with these products and ultimately with each other? How is society shaping the types of technologies we are advancing? Critical Issues Impacting Science, Technology, Society (STS), and Our Future compiles theory and research from the confluence of a variety of disciplines to discuss how scientific research and technological innovation is shaping society, politics, and culture, and predicts what can be expected in the future. While highlighting topics including political engagement, artificial intelligence, and wearable technology, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, government officials, business managers, computer engineers, IT specialists, scientists, and professionals and researchers in the science, technology, and humanities fields.
Human Behavior and Another Kind in Consciousness: Emerging Research and Opportunities by
Publication Date: 2019-04-12
eBook Price : $135
New technological communication methods have created new kinds of interactions among us that have allowed people across the globe to become closer, but they have also created more complex global dynamics. These dynamics have expanded the workings of human behavior, making human-seeming artificial intelligence a more difficult goal to achieve. Human Behavior and Another Kind in Consciousness: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a crucial reference book that examines human consciousness and how it can translate into artificial intelligence. Covering important topics such as cloud computing, human behavior, and intelligent systems, this book is ideal for engineers, researchers, academicians, and students in the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, operations research, and intelligent systems.
Impacts of Mobile Use and Experience on Contemporary Society by
Publication Date: 2019-03-22
eBook Price : $185
As a popular and powerful medium, mobile use has increased significantly across the world. The effects of these communication devices have not only transformed how we communicate but also how we gather and distribute information in a variety of industries including healthcare, business, and education. Impacts of Mobile Use and Experience on Contemporary Society provides cross-disciplinary research that examines mobile use and its impact through 16 different stages of life, ranging from pre-birth through after-death. Featuring research on topics such as academic application, economic value, and mobile learning, scholars from different disciplines identify the crucial implications behind one of the leading communication tools from all over the world. Included amongst the targeted audience are educators, policymakers, healthcare professionals, managers, academicians, researchers, and practitioners.
Internet and Technology Addiction by
Publication Date: 2019-06-07
eBook Price : $515
Addiction is a powerful and destructive condition impacting large portions of the population around the world, and because of ubiquitous technology, social networking and internet addiction have become a concern in recent years. With all ages affected by the "fear of missing out," which forces them to stay continually connected in order to stay up-to-date on what others are doing, new research is needed to prevent and treat anxieties caused by internet use. Internet and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is an authoritative resource for the latest research on the social and psychological implications of internet and social networking addiction, in addition to ways to manage and treat this unique form of addiction. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as digital addiction, social isolation, and technology servitude, this publication is an ideal reference source for psychologists, cyberpsychologists, cybersociologists, counselors, therapists, public administrators, academicians, and researchers interested in psychology and technology use.
Managing Screen Time in an Online Society by
Publication Date: 2019-02-22
eBook Price : $185
The number of hours individuals spend in front of screens, such as smartphones, televisions, computers, and tablets, is enormous in today's society because screen time plays a very important role in work contexts and an even more significant role in social interaction and cultural consumption. This almost compulsive relationship with screens is more evident in children and young people and can have a lasting impact on how a society approaches screen time. Managing Screen Time in an Online Society is a collection of innovative research on how screen time seduces the person to stay in the online interaction leaving her/him in a state of alienation from her/his face-to-face context. While highlighting the methods and applications of time management in the context of screen time, especially during leisure, social interaction, and cultural consumption, this book covers topics including media consumption, psychology, and social networks. This book is ideal for researchers, students, and professionals seeking emerging information on the relationship between online interaction and personal relationships.
Multifaceted Approach to Digital Addiction and Its Treatment by
Publication Date: 2019-06-14
eBook Price : $225
With the internet, smartphones, and video games easily available to increasing portions of society, researchers are becoming concerned with the potential side effects and consequences of their prevalence in people's daily lives. Many individuals are losing control of their internet use, using it and other devices excessively to the point that they negatively affect their wellbeing as these individuals withdraw from social life and use their devices to escape from the pressure of the real world. As such, it is imperative to seek new methods and strategies for identifying and treating individuals with digital addictions. Multifaceted Approach to Digital Addiction and Its Treatment is an essential research publication that explores the definition and different types of digital addiction, including internet addiction, smartphone addiction, and online gaming addition, and examines overall treatment approaches while covering sample cases by practitioners working with digital addiction. This book highlights topics such as neuroscience, pharmacology, and psychodynamics. It is ideal for psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, counselors, health professionals, students, educators, researchers, and practitioners.
Multigenerational Online Behavior and Media Use by
Publication Date: 2019-02-01
eBook Price : $2250
The rapid evolution of technology continuously changes the way people interact, work, and learn. By examining these advances from a sociological perspective, researchers can further understand the impact of cyberspace on human behavior, interaction, and cognition. Multigenerational Online Behavior and Media Use: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source covering the impact of social networking platforms on a variety of relationships, including those between individuals, governments, citizens, businesses, and consumers. The publication also highlights the negative behavioral, physical, and mental effects of increased online usage and screen time such as mental health issues, internet addiction, and body image. Showcasing a range of topics including online dating, smartphone dependency, and cyberbullying, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for sociologists, psychologists, computer scientists, engineers, communication specialists, academicians, researchers, and graduate-level students seeking current research on media usage and its behavioral effects.
The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions by
Publication Date: 2019-07-26
eBook Price : $195
Adolescents and young adults are the main users of social media. This has sparked interest among researchers regarding the effects of social media on normative development. There exists a need for an edited collection that will provide readers with both breadth and depth on the impacts of social media on normative development and social media as an amplifier of positive and negative behaviors. The Psychology and Dynamics Behind Social Media Interactions is an essential reference book that focuses on current social media research and provides insight into the benefits and detriments of social media through the lens of psychological theories. It enhances the understanding of current research regarding the antecedents to social media use and problematic use, effects of use for identity formation, mental and physical health, and relationships (friendships and romantic and family relationships) in addition to implications for education and support groups. Intended to aid in collaborative research opportunities, this book is ideal for clinicians, educators, researchers, councilors, psychologists, and social workers.
Technology-Driven Innovation in Scientific Knowledge Transfer and Industrial Advancement by
Publication Date: 2019-01-18
eBook Price : $235
In a society that praises and promotes technological advancement, it becomes increasingly essential to review the effects of such rapid technological growth. New high-tech advances need to be examined to determine what they mean to science, society, and industry along with the benefits and challenges they present. The Handbook of Research on Industrial Advancement in Scientific Knowledge addresses the intersection of technology and science where engineering considerations, mathematical approaches, and management tools provide a better understanding and awareness of Industry 4.0, while also taking into account the impact on current society. This publication identifies methodologies and applications related to decision making, risk and uncertainty, and design and development not only on scientific and industrial topics but also on social and ethical matters. It is designed for engineers, entrepreneurs, academicians, researchers, managers, and students.