Publications

Journal Articles, Book Chapters and Full Conference Papers

  • Boylan, P., Kirwan, G.H., & Rooney, B. (2017). Self-reported subjective discomfort level when using commercially targeted virtual reality equipment as a distractor during experimentally induced physical discomfort. Virtual Reality. Advance online publication: doi:10.1007/s10055-017-0329-9 (Available at http://rdcu.be/yZva )
  • Kirwan, G.H., Fullwood, C., & Rooney, B. (2017). Risk factors for Social Networking Site scam victimisation amongst Malaysian students. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking. Advance online publication doi:10.1089/cyber.2016.0714
  • Fortune, N., & Kirwan, G.H. (2017). Supporting law enforcement personnel working with distressing material online: A cross-cultural study. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking. Advance online publication doi:10.1089/cyber.2016.0715
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2018, February). Dispelling the pseudopsychology of cybercrime [Editorial]. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, & Social Networking, 21(2).
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2016). Introduction to Cyberpsychology. In I. Connolly, M. Palmer, H. Barton & G. Kirwan (Eds.) An Introduction to Cyberpsychology (pp. 3-14). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2016). Computer Mediated Communication and Online Media. In I. Connolly, M. Palmer, H. Barton & G. Kirwan (Eds.) An Introduction to Cyberpsychology (pp. 31-44). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2016). Privacy and Trust Online. In I. Connolly, M. Palmer, H. Barton & G. Kirwan (Eds.) An Introduction to Cyberpsychology (pp. 124-136). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2016). Forensic Cyberpsychology. In I. Connolly, M. Palmer, H. Barton & G. Kirwan (Eds.) An Introduction to Cyberpsychology (pp. 139-152). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2016). Psychological Applications of Virtual Reality. In I. Connolly, M. Palmer, H. Barton & G. Kirwan (Eds.) An Introduction to Cyberpsychology (pp. 271-285). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2016). The Psychology of Artificial Intelligence. In I. Connolly, M. Palmer, H. Barton & G. Kirwan (Eds.) An Introduction to Cyberpsychology (pp.286-298). New York, NY: Routledge.
  • Kirwan, G. (2015). Health psychology online. In A. Attrill (Ed.) Cyberpsychology (pp. 164-182). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
  • Kirwan, G. (2015). Psychology and Security: Utilising psychological and communication theories to promote safer cloud security behaviours. In R. Ko & K-K. R. Choo (Eds.) The Cloud Security Ecosystem: Technical, Legal, Business and Management Issues (pp. 269-281). Waltham, MA: Elsevier.
  • Power, A. and Kirwan, G. (2015). Privacy and security risks online. In A. Attrill (Ed.) Cyberpsychology (pp. 233-248). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
  • Connolly, I, Hurley, O., Kirwan, G., Power, A., & Rooney, B. (2015). Social media and networking behaviour. In A. Attrill (ed.) Cyberpsychology (pp. 88-107). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.
  • Kirwan, G., & Power, A. (2014). What is Cyberpsychology? In A. Power & G. Kirwan (Eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader (pp. 3-14). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Fox-Hamilton, N., & Kirwan, G. (2014). A cross-cultural comparison of deception in online dating profiles using language analysis. In A. Power & G. Kirwan (Eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader (pp. 49-59). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • May, P., & Kirwan, G. (2014). Virtual Assistants: Trust and adoption in telecommunication customer support. In A. Power & G. Kirwan (Eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader (pp. 75-90). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Coghlan, E., & Kirwan, G. (2014). Gender-bending in virtual worlds: Investigating Need for Achievement between goal-orientated and non-goal orientated environments. In A. Power & G. Kirwan (Eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader (pp. 91-100). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • O’Connell, R., & Kirwan, G. (2014). Protection Motivation Theory and Online Activities. In A. Power & G. Kirwan (Eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader (pp.139-148). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Price, K., & Kirwan, G. (2014). Personality caught in the social net: Facebook Phishing. In A. Power & G. Kirwan (Eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader (pp.126-135). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Reilly, K. & Kirwan, G. (2014). Online identity theft: An investigation of the differences between victims and non-victims with regard to anxiety, precautions and uses of the Internet. In A. Power & G. Kirwan (Eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader (pp. 112-125). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Aiken, M., & Kirwan, G. (2014). The Psychology of Cyberchondria and ‘Cyberchondria by Proxy’. In A. Power & G. Kirwan (Eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader (pp.158-169). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Power, A., & Kirwan, G. (2014). The Future of Cyberpsychology. In A. Power & G. Kirwan (Eds.) Cyberpsychology and New Media: A Thematic Reader (pp. 231-235). New York, NY: Psychology Press.
  • Aiken, M., Kirwan, G., Berry, M., & O’Boyle, C. (2012). The Age of Cyberchondria. Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI) Student Medical Journal, 5, 71-74.
  • Power, A., & Kirwan, G. (2012, July). Trust, Ethics and Legal Aspects of Social Computing. In G. Dodig-Crnkovic, A. Rotolo, G. Sartor, J. Simon & C. Smith (Chairs), Social Turn – Social Computing – Social Cognition – Social Networks and Multi-agent Systems. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) and International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) World Congress 2012 – Alan Turing 2012, Birmingham, England.
  • Kirwan, G., & Rooney, B. (2012, July). The judgement of emotion and intellectual ability in character dialogue of Blade Runner and Star Trek: The Next Generation. In C. Dowd (Chair), Turing Arts Symposium 2012. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB) and International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP) World Congress 2012 – Alan Turing 2012, Birmingham, England.
  • Kirwan, G., & Power, A. (2011). Hacking: Legal and Ethical Aspects of an Ambiguous Activity. In A. Dudley, J. Braman, & G. Vincenti (Eds.) Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics: Issues, Impacts and Practices (pp. 21-36). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Power, A., & Kirwan, G. (2011). Ethics and Legal Aspects of Virtual Worlds. In A. Dudley, J. Braman, & G. Vincenti (Eds.) Investigating Cyber Law and Cyber Ethics: Issues, Impacts and Practices (pp. 117-131). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Power, K., Kirwan, G., & Palmer, M. (2011). A comparison of text and technology based training tools to improve cognitive skills in older adults. In B.K. Wiederhold, S. Bouchard & G. Riva (Eds.) Annual Review of Cybertherapy and Telemedicine 2011: Advanced Technologies in Behavioral, Social and Neurosciences (pp. 98-102). Amsterdam, The Netherlands: IOS Press.
  • Power, K., Kirwan, G., & Palmer, M. (2011). The use of text and technology based training tools to improve cognitive skills in older adults. Journal of CyberTherapy & Rehabilitation, 4, 157-159.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2010). Cyberpsychology: Emerging Research in Emerging Environments. Irish Journal of Psychology, 31(1-2), 69-84.
  • Power, A. & Kirwan, G. (2010). Online Identities in Virtual Worlds. In. R. Donnelly, J. Harvey & K.C. O’Rourke (Eds.) Critical Design and Effective Tools for E-Learning in Higher Education: Theory into Practice (pp. 39-54). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.
  • Kirwan, G. (2009). Presence and the Victims of Crime in Online Virtual Worlds. Proceedings of Presence 2009. The 12th Annual International Workshop on Presence. Los Angeles, November 11-13.
  • Kirwan, G.H., & O’Connell, M.F. (2001). Crime Victimisation in Dublin Revisited. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 2, 10-13.
  • Kirwan, G.H. (2000). Geographical Distribution of Crime in Dublin and Other Cities. Pages: Postgraduate Journal of Research in Progress, University College Dublin, 7, 89-95.

Articles in Professional Magazines

  • Kirwan, G. (2017, March). Circumventing the ‘Veil of Secrecy’: Personal reproductive information sharing online. The Irish Psychologist, 43(5), 100-101.
  • Kirwan, G. (2017, February). A battle cry echoing from media portals [Review of the book The Cyber Effect, by M. Aiken]. The Psychologist,
  • Kirwan, G. (2016, September). Event report: CYPSY21 – The 21st Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference. The Irish Psychologist, 42(11), 252-253.
  • Kirwan, G. (2014, June). Scripts and sensationalism: The depiction of forensic psychology in fictional media. The Irish Psychologist, 40(8), 224-225.
  • Power, A., & Kirwan, G. (2012). Out-thinking the cybercriminal. Modern Medicine: The Irish Journal of Clinical Medicine, 42(2), 58-62.
  • Power, K., Kirwan, G., & Palmer, M. (2010, June). Use of the Wechsler Memory Scale – Third Edition Abbreviated (WMS-III Abbreviated) with older adults. The Irish Psychologist, 36(8), 202-203.
About

I am a chartered psychologist (BPS) and a lecturer, researcher and author in the area of cyberpsychology. My particular areas of interest include cybercrime, online health/support seeking, and the psychological applications of virtual reality.

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