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Course Overview

Enhance your expertise in the digital realm with the Certificate in Cyberpsychology. This course is suited to those navigating the complexities of cyber security or professionals working with teenagers who want to gain an deeper understanding of their digital lives. This course provides a deep dive into the essential concepts, theories, research methodologies, and practical applications of Cyberpsychology, equipping you with a comprehensive understanding of the eight dimensions of Cyberpsychology architecture (identity, social, interactive, text, sensory, temporal, reality, and physical).

Credits: 10 ECTS

Course Practicalities

Course will be delivered on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm online for 12 weeks.  Scheduled day may be subject to change.

Next course runs from 10th September – 3rd December 2024.

Closing Date for applications

8th August 2024

Course Content

Key topics include:

  • Origins of Cyberpsychology
  • The Eight Dimensions of Cyberpsychology Architecture (Parts One and Two)
  • Online Identity and Self-Portrayal
  • Relationships and Social Dynamics in Cyberspace
  • Formation of Online Groups and Communities
  • Understanding the Dark Side of Cyberspace
  • Mental Health and Digital Interactions
  • Cognitive Factors in Online Activities
  • The Impact of Cyberspace on Young People
  • Navigating Privacy and Trust Issues Online
Course Lecturer

Dr Sean Boyle completed all of his academic education within the Department of Psychology at Maynooth University. In 2015, he was awarded the John & Pat Hume Ph.D. Scholarship in Psychology to continue his research into the development and generalisation of fear in humans.

Sean’s main research interests are in the areas of fear, anxiety and individual differences. However, he takes a very active interest in topics within Behavioural Science (consumer behaviour), Organisational Psychology (performance, leadership & motivation) and Creativity research.

Sean has published a number of peer-reviewed articles in Psychology and has presented his research findings at academic conferences in Ireland and Europe. He has previously taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at Maynooth University and Dublin Business School.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at course commencement.

Contact Details for Further Information


Please note our refund policy as follows

100% refund if student cancels before course registration

100% refund if course is cancelled due to insufficient numbers


If student cancels after registration/first week of course – full refund minus €50 administration fee

If student cancels after second week of course – no refund