Cyberpsychology: Online behaviour and technology in the modern world

This is a Psychology Subject Spotlight with Dr Julie Prescott from University of Law. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Psychology.

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In this fascinating Subject Spotlight, Julie Prescott from The University of Law invites you to dive into the world of cyberpsychology, exploring the definition of cyberpsychology and its impact on mental health, wellbeing, and behaviours, particularly in younger people. Julie will detail the importance of psychology in our everyday lives and examine the influence of social media and technology, and the changes it has made in our day-to-day lives. Julie then outlines how new technologies have been developed to assist healthcare professionals, but also how they can be used by a young person to help support their mental health and wellbeing, before asking you to consider your own social media usage and what impact this may have on your own lives.

About The University of Law

The University of Law is a specialist education institution offering law related qualifications and professional training. The university is the largest law school in the UK and was founded in 1876. The University of Law has nine campuses across the UK in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield. It also has an international campus in Hong Kong. Uniquely, the University of Law also delivers law programmes at a number of partnered universities across the country, including the University of Exeter and the University of Liverpool.

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Dr Julie Prescott

Dr Julie Prescott is Head of Psychology at the University of Law. Julie is responsible for developing the psychology provision across the University at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Julie has a strong research background with a focus on how digital innovations can support mental health. She has published widely in books, peer reviewed journals and book chapters, with two recently published books - A New App for Identity Structure Analysis and Professional Development, and Digital innovations in Mental Health. Julie is currently co-authoring a book about digital technologies and positive psychology. Julie is also the co-editor of Mental Health and Social Inclusion and is about to launch a new journal in 2024: Mental Health and Digital Technologies. She is on the advisory board for the British Journal of Guidance and Counselling and a reviewer for several journals.

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