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ISAC Certification in Cyber Psychology

The ISAC Certification in Cyber Psychology is a 16 hours (5 sessions) live Instructor-led program introduces students to the new field within psychology know as “cyber psychology,” including the history, theories, research, and practical applications of this new discipline.

Available on GeM


Features & Benefits

ISAC Community

  • Get access to the exclusive ISAC Community 
  • Enhance your profile credibility globally
  • Eligible for NSD Empanelment

Become a part of CopConnect

  • Help the victims of cybercrimes
  • Be a part of a global community
  • Get Recognition

About the Program

Cyber psychology employs traditional psychological concepts in understanding how individuals and groups react to digital environments, but cyber psychology researchers have also proposed new principles that fall outside the range of traditional approaches.

In this course students will be encouraged to think critically about the application of old and new concepts in cyber psychology, to evaluate research in this field, to investigate the impact of social media and other digital environments on human behaviour and mental health, and to understand how cyberspace has affected their own lives.

Like many specialty areas within psychology, cyber psychology now has its own journals, conferences, and culture, resulting in a new academic entity that students will be encouraged to explore.​

Course Contents

  1. Evolution of society
  2. Information age -1950 to cybernetic age
  3. Communication in families –transition
  4. The generation science – from baby boomers to alpha
  5. The birth of Intra – internet- cyber psychology
  6. Theory of cyberspace
  7. Brain and cyberspace – chemical game
  8. Mind and cyberspace – inner needs
  9. The virus in mind, programming of the mind, and installing antivirus in
  10. The architecture of cyberpsychology
  11. Dimensions of cyberpsychology.- Identity dimension/Text dimension
  12. Virtual reality/Augmented reality
  13. Different types of Addictions –cause-effect
  14. Overcoming addictions
  15. Gaming and its effects
  16. Gambling
  17. Pornography /Child pornography –understanding of perpetrators and victims
  18. Online romance sex and relationship
  19. Cybercrime types- personalities in cyberspace
  20. Cyber security and Cyberlaw
  21. Case studies
  22. Activities for students /reaction papers
  23. Survey submission /project

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You will get weekly assignments and research work to enhance your course understanding. 

Who Should Attend

The course is best suited for:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychology Students
  • Engineers
  • Doctors
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Professionals in the software industry.


3 Hours exam is required


Central India Institute Of  Psychological Sciences


Prof(Dr) Rakesh Kriplani

ISAC Certified Instructor
Emeritus Resource Faculty, School of Criminology & Behavioral Science (SCBS). RK Psychotherapy and Director CIIPS