The growth in computer-mediated communication has created real challenges for society; in particular, the internet has become an important resource for "convincing" or persuading a person to make a decision. From a cybersecurity perspective, online attempts to persuade someone to make a decision has implications for the radicalisation of individuals. This chapter reviews multiple definitions and theories relating to decision making to consider the applicability of these to online decision making in areas such as buying behaviour, social engineering, and radicalisation. Research investigating online decision making is outlined and the point is made that research examining online research has a different focus than research exploring online decision making. The chapter concludes with some key questions for scholars and practitioners. In particular, it is noted that online decision making cannot be explained by one single model, as none is sufficient in its own capacity to underpin all forms of online behaviour.
|Title of host publication||Research Anthology on Fake News, Political Warfare, and Combatting the Spread of Misinformation|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Oct 2020|