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The world’s first globally accessible archive of research into the human aspect of cyber security and behavioural science as applied to cyber security awareness and online behavioural change.

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Users’ conceptions of risks and harms on the web: A comparative study

In this study, we analyzed Web users concerns about potential risks and harms from Web use to themselves and to society at large. In addition, we assessed how strongly users felt something should be done to address their concerns. Seventy-two individuals, 24 each from...

Role of self‐efficacy and behaviour change

Behaviour change is an important concept in relation to health promotion and disease prevention. Self-efficacy has been identified as an important determinant of health behaviour, future health behaviour and health behaviour change. In order to effectively facilitate...

Suicide: A study in sociology (Routledge Classics)

Why does suicide happen? What goes wrong? Why is it more common in some places than others? Emile Durkheim seeks out the answers in a classic text, offering an insight into the social frameworks in which we operate.  

Security engineering

Psychology is a huge subject, ranging from neuroscience through to clinical topics, and spilling over into cognate disciplines from philosophy through artificial intelligence to sociology. Although it has been studied for much longer than computer science, our...

Personal fraud: The victims and the scams

Rsearchers find that fraud attempts are less likely to succeed if: the offender is a stranger; the initial contact is by telephone or mail; the potential victim has heard of the intended type of fraud beforehand, or; the potential victim attempts to investigate the...