Integrated Series in Information Systems

Evolutionary Psychology and Information Systems Research

A New Approach to Studying the Effects of Modern Technologies on Human Behavior

Editors: Kock, Ned (Ed.)

  • The editor is a leading scholar in the field of EP-IS research
  • Presents new perspectives on the interactions of humans and technology
  • Topics include interface design, online dating and consumer behavior, information search and use behavior and autopoiesis and self-organizing information systems
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Evolutionary Psychology and Information Systems Research: A New Approach to Studying the Effects of Modern Technologies on Human Behavior is a compilation of chapters written by leading researchers from all over the world. Those researchers’ common characteristic is that they have investigated issues at the intersection of the fields of information systems (IS) and evolutionary psychology (EP). The main goal of this book is to serve as a reference for IS research building on EP concepts and theories (in short, IS-EP research). The book is organized in three main parts: Part I focuses on EP concepts and theories that can be used as a basis for IS-EP research; Part II provides several exemplars of IS-EP research in practice; and Part III summarizes emerging issues and debate that can inform IS-EP research, including debate regarding philosophical foundations and credibility of related findings. EP has the potential to become one of the pillars on which IS research can take place. The explanatory power of EP comes from the fact that its underlying ideas relate to the basic design of our brain (and, more generally, our body; including endocrine glands that strongly influence our brain processes and our behavior), and thus can form the basis on which fundamental explanations of behavior in the context of IS design and use can be developed. EP also arguably holds the key to many counterintuitive explanations of behavior toward modern technologies, because many of the evolved instincts that influence our behavior are below the level of our conscious awareness. Often those instincts lead to behavioral responses whose motivations and patterns are not self-evident to the individuals involved – e.g., the fact that we tend to develop vivid memories of facts surrounding a surprising event, whether that event occurs in a real or technology-created (virtual) environment. Integrated Series in Information Systems (IS²) strives to publish scholarly work in the technical as well as the organizational side of the field. This series contains three sub-series including: expository and research monographs, integrative handbooks, and edited volumes, focusing on the state-of-the-art of application domains and/or reference disciplines, as related to information systems.

About the authors

Ned Kock (full name: Nereu Florencio Kock) is Professor of Information Systems in the Division of International Business and Technology Studies, A.R. Sanchez, Jr. School of Business, Texas A&M International University. Ned also serves as the Director of the Collaborative for International Technology Studies (CITS), VP for Public Relations and former Founding President of the South Texas Information Management Society (STIMS), Founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of e-Collaboration (IJeC), and Associate Editor for Information Systems of the journal IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication (IEEE TPC).

 

He holds a B.E.E. in electronics engineering from the Federal Technological University of Parana at Curitiba, Brazil, a M.Sc. in computer science from the Institute of Aeronautical Technology, Brazil, and a Ph.D. in management with a concentration in information systems from the School of Management Studies, University of Waikato, New Zealand. Ned's Ph.D. research analyzed the impact of asynchronous e-collaboration technologies on business process improvement groups.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Evolutionary Psychology and Information Systems Theorizing

    Kock, Ned

    Pages 3-37

  • Group-Level Evolution and Information Systems: What Can We Learn From Animal Colonies in Nature?

    Porra, Jaana

    Pages 39-59

  • Applying Evolutionary Psychology to the Study of Post-adoption Information Technology Use: Reinforcement, Extension, or Revolution?

    Guinea, Ana Ortiz (et al.)

    Pages 61-83

  • The Behavioral Ecology of Human Foraging in an Online Environment: Of Omnivores, Informavores, and Hunter–Gatherers

    Hantula, Donald A.

    Pages 85-99

  • Surprise and Human Evolution: How a Snake Screen Enhanced Knowledge Transfer Through a Web Interface

    Kock, Ned (et al.)

    Pages 103-118

Buy this book

eBook $209.00
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Hardcover $269.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-2646-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Evolutionary Psychology and Information Systems Research
Book Subtitle
A New Approach to Studying the Effects of Modern Technologies on Human Behavior
Editors
  • Ned Kock
Series Title
Integrated Series in Information Systems
Series Volume
24
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-6139-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-6139-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-6138-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2646-2
Series ISSN
1571-0270
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 386
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