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Cyberpsychology @ NSU

CASE_Cyberpsychology.jpgCyberpsychology @ NSU is the result of the natural progression of cross-cutting research collaboration between psychological and computer scientists who seek to better understand the human element that drives the entire technological fabric that dictates how our world currently operates.

As a social science contributor to the Center of Excellence in Cyber Security at Norfolk State University, Cyberpsychology enjoys a unique place within the university's Cybersecurity Research Complex--a multipurpose research and training facility located at the McDemmond Center for Applied Research (MCAR), housed across the street from NSU's main campus, just minutes away from downtown Norfolk, VA.

The Research Complex has dedicated capabilities for social, behavioral, and STEM research with a distinct focus on advancing the scientific understanding of human functioning and behavior as a result of human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, and technology's influence on everyday life.

Cyberpsychology news at NSU

Have you been asked to take a survey about cyberpsychology? There are multiple ongoing studies we are conducting and the links for these will be updated periodically below:

1. Survey study-- Online self-presentation (related to social media)This survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
2. Survey study-- Resilience and academic achievement in college. This survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

The Psychology Department at NSU is currently developing an MS degree in Cyberpsychology. It has been approved by the university and is now waiting for SCHEV and SACS approval as a hybrid (online and face to face) program. We are extremely excited about this prospect, as this program would be the first of its kind in the United States!


CASE_Workshop-01-01_2017.pngCASE Cyberpsychology Workshop 2017
June 7 - 8 2017 @ Norfolk State University in Norfolk, VA (USA)

The 2017 CASE (Cyber Analysis, Simulation and Experimentation) Workshop will provide a platform for researchers and practitioners from academia, government and industry to discuss current advances in cyber psychology research and education. The workshop will provide a forum centered upon the need to advance science of security to generate/adapt psychology/criminology theories/models to cybersecurity. There is a lack of theories and models of user behavior in cyber environments to allow security solutions to classify user intent and capability, predict how users will react to certain stimuli and induce mitigating adversarial behavior. Security solutions will benefit from models of human behavior interacting with security systems which will provide insights into estimating impact of attack, attack objectives, appropriate response taken by defender, and predict future behavior. The workshop will provide participants insight into state-of-the art research at the intersection of psychology, forensics, sociology, modeling and cyber security.