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Cyberpsychology, Behavior,
and Social Networking

Editor-in-Chief: Brenda K. Wiederhold, PhD, MBA, BCB, BCN

ISSN: 2152-2715 • Online ISSN: 2152-2723 • Published Monthly

Current Volume: 20

Latest Impact Factor* is 2.188

*2015 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2016

Liebert Open Access Publish open access in this Journal.

Featured Press Releases and Editorial Content

  • Spreading Rumors on Twitter and Mistaking Retweets for Truth...Read More
  • Cyber Attacks Increase Stress Hormone Levels and Perceptions of Vulnerability...Read More
  • Why is Some Social Media Content Interpreted as Bragging?...Read More
  • Are Social Networking Sites Good Platforms for Providing Social Support?...Read More
  • Feeling Blue? Taking a Break from Facebook Might Help...Read More
  • Taking a Closer Look at Online Social Networking and Depression...Read More
  • Does WeChat Use Make People Feel Better?...Read More
  • How Can the SMART Effect Help Build Human-Robot Trust?...Read More
  • A New Tool to Diagnose Internet Gaming Disorder...Read More
  • What Are the Health Risks of Having a Different "Facebook Self?"...Read More
  • How Effective Are Personalized Political Ads on Facebook?...Read More
  • Mayo Clinic Study Shows Power of Twitter for Sharing Physician-Generated Medical News...Read More
  • Are Narcissists Addicted to Social Networking?...Read More
  • Are Narcissists More Likely to Post Selfies and Care About the Feedback They Receive?...Read More
  • New Online Version of the Chinese Intolerance of Uncertainty Scale -- Is It Valid?...Read More
  • Can Virtual Reality Help Fight Obesity?...Read More
  • About 1 in 5 Adolescent Victims of Sexual Harassment on Social Media Report Abuse to Provider...Read More
  • Phantom Cell Phone Signals -- Who Hears Them and Why?...Read More


Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is the essential, peer-reviewed journal for understanding the social and psychological impact of today’s social networking practices. Highly regarded as the go-to source in the field, the Journal has been at the forefront of social networking and virtual reality for nearly 20 years. It is known for its rapid communication articles and in-depth studies surrounding the effects of interactive technologies on behavior and society, both positive and negative.

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking coverage includes:

  • Social networking on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and more
  • Virtual communities and blogging behavior
  • Mobile device behavior
  • Computer games and gaming
  • e-Commerce and online shopping
  • e-Health communication
  • Internet addiction
  • Cyberbullying
  • Epidemiological studies of Internet use and behavior
  • Addiction to cyberporn
  • Cybertherapy and rehabilitation
  • Augmented reality

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is under the editorial leadership of Editor-in-Chief Brenda K. Wiederhold, PhD, MBA, BCB, BCN, Interactive Media Institute; European Editor Giuseppe Riva, PhD, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; and other leading investigators. View the entire editorial board.


Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking is ranked 7 out of 67 in the "Communication" category of the JCR Social Sciences Edition

Audience: Psychologists; sociologists; physicians; mental health, occupational, and developmental therapists; PTSD rehabilitation specialists; technologists in virtual reality; social media researchers; among others

Society Affiliation

The Official Journal of the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training & Rehabilitation (iACToR)


Indexed/Abstracted in:

MEDLINE; PubMed; PubMed Central; Current Contents®/Social & Behavioral Sciences; Social Sciences Citation Index®; Social SciSearch®; Journal Citation Reports/Social Sciences Edition; EMBASE/Excerpta Medica; Scopus; PsycINFO; European Reference Index for the Humanities (ERIH)

The views, opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations set forth in any Journal article are solely those of the authors of those articles and do not necessarily reflect the views, policy or position of the Journal, its Publisher, its editorial staff or any affiliated Societies and should not be attributed to any of them.

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