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Introducing Psychological Concepts and Methods to Cybersecurity Students.

Taylor, J., Thackray, H., Hodge, S. and McAlaney, J., 2018. Introducing Psychological Concepts and Methods to Cybersecurity Students. In: McAlaney, J., Frumkin, L.A. and Benson, V., eds. Psychological and Behavioral Examinations in Cyber Security. Pennsylvania, USA: IGI Global, 98 - 108.

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DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4053-3


This chapter will begin with a brief review of the literature that highlights what psychology research and practice can offer to cybersecurity education. The authors draw on their wide-ranging inter-disciplinary teaching experience and in this chapter they discuss their observations gained from teaching psychological principles and methods to undergraduate and postgraduate cybersecurity students. The authors pay special attention to the consideration of the characteristics of cybersecurity students, so that psychology is taught in a way that is accessible and engaging. Finally, the authors offer some practical suggestions for academics to help them incorporate psychology into the cybersecurity curriculum.

Item Type:Book Section
ISBN:9781522540533, 1522540539
Number of Pages:11
Uncontrolled Keywords:Psychology; Cybersecurity; Social Engineering; Higher Education; Cyberpsychology
Group:Faculty of Science & Technology
ID Code:30546
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:17 Apr 2018 14:38
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:10


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