publication . Thesis . 2017

Risk eDecisions: Online Behaviour and Decision Making from the iGeneration to the Silver Surfer

White, Claire May;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2017
  • Publisher: University of Plymouth
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Since the inception of the Internet there has been immense growth in the number of internet users worldwide, and the integration of social media in our daily lives has become commonplace for many. Yet, alongside the many benefits of this global connectivity come numerous risks. Research shows that individuals of all ages are exposed to, and engage in, risky activities online, despite numerous campaigns to highlight the perils of risky online behaviour. Although the rates of victimisation increase year-on-year, surprisingly little is known about the psychological mechanisms underlying online risk-taking. The work in this thesis aimed to address this gap in the ps...
Subjects
free text keywords: Online behaviour, Risk-Taking, Fuzzy Trace Theory, PhD
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