Dr. Mary Aiken

Exploring how human behaviour changes online


“Technology is not good or bad, it's either used well or poorly by humans.”

The world's leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology Dr. Mary Aiken joined the AKQA team and clients in London to talk about how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel and behave. Drawing on her dramatic experiences with the LAPD, Mary shared examples of where she has seen humans and technology collide. She explained how people can lose their inhibitions and act differently online, because the cyber environment can impair judgement and increase impulsivity. Mary covered themes from her new book, The Cyber Effect, such as cyber romance, societal norms, safety and security.