Episode 2: Dr Linda Kaye

Dr Linda Kaye specialises in Social Inclusion and Wellbeing, particularly: How we can use online settings to promote social inclusion and well-being.

You can read more about her here.

Also known as ‘The Cyber Doctor’, Dr Kaye is available as a consultant to industry and a speaker. 

Find out more about her on her website The Cyber Doctor.

In this episode, Dr Kaye tells us about:

  • What got her interested in and focussed on Cyberpsychology.
  • Being one of the founding members of the BPS CyberPsychology section, (recognised by the BPS in 2018), alongside Dr Alison Attrill-Smith, Dr Chris Fullwood and Dr Simon Bignell.
  • Her Keynote Talk at the 2024 Cyberpsychology conference: ‘What Cyberpsychology can tell us about the Digitally Connected Human Experience’.
  • Her Ted Talk on what our Emoji use says about us and what she is researching now on the cognitive impact of receiving Emoji’s.
  • How her research findings are being used practically in the business HR context (Net Emotion Index) and in Digital Marketing.
  • Differences in generational and gender use of Emoji’s and how we interpret them.
  • The book Dr Kaye wrote during Lockdown: Issues and Debates in Cyberpsychology.
  • Whether media accurately portray academic research findings.
  • What else she is researching?
  • The Psychology undergrad at Edge Hill University and working in the Cyberpsychology research lab with Dr Linda Kaye.

Dr Linda Kaye will be presenting the keynote speech.

The 2024 conference is being hosted by:

Liverpool John Moores University
Egerton Court, 2 Rodney St, Liverpool, L3 5UX

You can submit an abstract to present at the conference before the extended deadline of 12 April 2024. 

The deadline for registration to attend is 17 June 2024:

  • BPS Cyberpsychology Members: £130
  • Student / Concession: £150
  • BPS Members: £230
  • Non-Members: £270
Edge Hill University
Dr Kaye's Book: Issues and Debates in CyberPsychology

Released in January 2022

You can read a sample of the book, including the introduction and the beginning of Chapter 2. 

This comprehensive and accessibly written book brings together in one place for the first time the wealth of debates within cyberpsychology. What is the difference between screen time and screen use, and why has one been pathologised while the other has not? Is social media really bad for well-being?

This book considers these issues and more, in depth, with clear, informed resolutions and conclusions no longer being mediated by jargon-filled articles or misrepresentative media headlines. 

In this video, Dr Kaye introduces her book.

You can watch the remainder of her chapter videos directly on her website page

Dr Kaye's Recommended Reading:

An Introduction to Cyberpsychology in which Dr Linda Kaye wrote the Foreward.

Do you have any CyberPsychology related questions?

If so, please get in touch. I will do my best to either answer your questions or find another expert who hopefully can. Use any of these options to send through your questions.

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