Graduate students at Norfolk State University are studying how we interact with technology and each other as they pursue master’s degrees in cyberpsychology, the first program of its kind in the country. "Everything is connected. Social psychology is a part of cyberpsychology. We could even say cognitive neuroscience could be a part of cyberpsychology, and so all of these things sort of come together," said graduate student Marnee McClellan.
Class discussion: Has technology changed our relationships with one another? Does it tend to isolate us or bring us closer together? What kind of impact has social media had on the mental health of heavy users? Do you ever experience FOMO – the fear of missing out on something happening online? There are no jobs that require a degree in cyberpsychology, What type of work could this type of study help prepare a student for – marketing, counseling, software design, or something else?
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