Evolutionary cyber-psychology:applying an evolutionary framework to internet behavior

Piazza, Jared and Bering, Jesse (2009) Evolutionary cyber-psychology:applying an evolutionary framework to internet behavior. Computers in Human Behavior, 25 (6). pp. 1258-1269. ISSN 0747-5632

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An evolutionary psychological perspective has much to offer the study of Internet behavior. However, cyber-psychologists have hitherto neglected this rich theoretical tradition and evolutionary psychologists have been slow to apply their perspective to computer-mediated behavior. This paper applies an evolutionary perspective to the study of Internet behavior in four relevant domains: (1) mating and sexual competition, (2) parenting and kinship, (3) trust and social exchange, and (4) personal information management. Both general and specific evolutionary theories are explored in relation to online behavior in each domain, with an emphasis on generating testable hypotheses for future research.

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