2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022) 
    
    Jul 05, 2022  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (March 2022)

Digital Psychology - MS in Psychology


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The specialization focuses on how psychological aspects of human lives—including human development, actions, behaviors, and society—are shaped by digital media and technology. This specialization focuses on examining human development in the digital age, investigating the influence of digital media and technology on people’s personal and social lives, and understanding digital data in the changing economic and digital landscape.

In today’s world, all aspects of human growth and development are influenced greatly by digital media and technology. Starting from birth through adolescence and adulthood, our lives are influenced by and dependent upon digital technology. Currently, many aspects of our personal and social lives are influenced by digital technology such as use of the internet or digital services for entertainment, communication, education, employment, social media, and online dating/romantic relationships; use of apps for conveyances, home delivery services, medical services, online shopping, and online banking and finances. Along with the positive aspects, the digital world also brings challenges that include criminal activities such as cyber- and digital victimization, human trafficking, breach of privacy and security, financial crimes to name a few. It is important for digital consumers to understand the critical value of digital literacy, as well as digital and cyber security. Similarly, understanding digital data in the changing economic landscape is crucial for businesses to be successful. This specialization will also examine how businesses use digital technology to understand consumer behavior and utilize digital analytics for improving business performance.

 

Note: The Digital Psychology specialization is only available for students in Track I.