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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: 18

Latest Impact Factor* is 2.410

*2013 Journal Citation Reports® published by Thomson Reuters, 2014

Featured Press Releases and Editorial Content

  • Snapchat or Facebook—Which One Is More Likely to Elicit Romantic Jealousy?...Read More
  • Could Your Email Address Keep Job Recruiters From Reading Your Online Resume?...Read more
  • Are Social Networks Helpful or Harmful in Long-Distance Romantic Relationships?...Read More
  • What Factors Motivate People to Text While Driving?...Read More
  • Cyberbullying Linked to 6-Fold Increase in Depression among Female College Students...Read More
  • Are Pornography Users More Likely to Exhibit Unsafe Sexual Behaviors?...Read More
  • How Do People Post Important Life Events on Facebook?...Read More
  • Internet Addiction Affects 6% of People Worldwide...Read More
  • Sexting and Pornography or Music Video Viewing Among Adolescents: Is There a Link?...Read More
  • Does Emotional Stability Affect the Success of Online Poker Players?...Read More
  • Looking for a Spouse or a Companion: Will You Have More Long-Term Success If You Meet Online or Offline?...Read More
  • Are Children Who Play Violent Video Games at Greater Risk for Depression?...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 followed the trend of social networking and virtual reality for the past 15 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

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, 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

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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