Psychology of the Digital Age

Humans Become Electric

by John R. Suler

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  • 9781107128743
  • 9781316464281
  • 9781316461556
Based on two decades of participant-observation field research in diverse online environments, this engaging book offers insights for improving lifestyles and enhancing wellbeing in the digital age. John R. Suler, a founder of the field of cyberpsychology, explains its fundamental principles across a wide variety of topics, including online identity management, disinhibition, communication via text and photographs, intimacy and misunderstandings in online relationships, conflicting attitudes toward social media, addiction, deviant behavior, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and media overload. He provides a new framework, the 'Eight Dimensions of Cyberpsychology Architecture', which researchers, students, and general readers interested in cyberpsychology can apply as a valuable tool for creating and understanding different digital realms. Psychology of the Digital Age focuses on the individual, shedding new light on our conscious as well as subconscious reactions to online experiences and our intrinsic human need to self-actualize.
  • Cambridge University Press; November 2015
  • ISBN: 9781316464281
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  • Title: Psychology of the Digital Age
  • Author: John R. Suler
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781107128743
  • 9781316464281
  • 9781316461556

In The Press

'Professor John R. Suler is acknowledged as the world's leading expert in cyberpsychology and the founder of the discipline … [His] treatment creates a powerful argument for the consideration of cyberpsychology as a unique and valuable discipline in its own right, and is groundbreaking in this regard … His transdisciplinary vision is reflective of the discipline itself, and therefore the content will likely resonate with those of us who are immersed in this subject and those who are interested in discovering it. John's elegant writing style, especially the narrative and historical aspects of the book, should delight anyone with an interest in technology and psychology while providing professors and students in all the fields that interface with the digital world a coherent and informed overview of cyberpsychology.' Mary Aiken, Director, Cyberpsychology Research Centre, from the Foreword