OCT 2015 - Amazon


From John Suler,

Ph.D., a founder of cyberpsychology and

a global thought leader of the field, comes this definitive text. Based

on twenty years of research Suler writes

in an eloquent yet accessible style about the elements that most define our human dance with cyberspace.



Suler provides the foundation for a cyberpsychology that can

be applied in everyday life and proposes a unifying theory of Cyberpsychology Architecture that can guide future research

and the development of cyber-enhanced environments.


(Cambridge University Press, expected 2015)



January 1, 2011


Why do we have such a love/hate relationship with cyberspace?


"My generation invented the internet. Now we pass it down to the next generation who grew up with it. What do they think about this thing we call “cyberspace?” Do they understand it as well as we hope they might? These are the questions I posed during my lecture at the Cyberpsychology Research Centre at RCSI for its first year anniversary earlier this month. In my most recent research I set out to find answers to those questions"... (read more)


By John Suler



Cyber Psychology –

The Online Disinhibition Effect


Interview with John Suler, Ph.D.

"What does the online disinhibition effect mean? According to John Suler, Professor of Psychology at Rider University, people tend to abandon their social inhibitions and devalue their moral obligations in cyberspace. Thus disinhibition on the Internet, any behavior is characterized by an apparent reduction in concerns for self-presentation, and the judgment of others, which causes people to adopt behaviors that they normally would not exhibit offline. Researchers call this the online disinhibition effect. John Suler also describes people’ tendencies to expose hidden emotions, fears, and desires to share very personal things about themselves as ‘benign disinhibition’, and addresses the eruption of ‘rude language, harsh criticisms, anger, hatred, even threats’ as ‘toxic disinhibition’"... (read more)


By John Suler


Today's Teenagers are the First

to be Born Into a Wired World


NewsTalk Radio Interview - Talk with Prof John Suler

"My next guest is known as the father of cyberpsychology. He's been widely credited with being one of the first psychologists to study the impact of the internet and the online world on this generation"...

(hear the interview, starts at 31:29)


‘Father of CyberPsychology'

to discuss online experiences

of the next generation

RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) will host a lecture from the ‘father of CyberPsychology' Professor John Suler

this evening which will mark the first anniversary of the establishment of the RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre. The talk, open free of charge to the public, will take place

at the Houston Lecture Theatre at 6pm at the College's

St Stephen's Green campus.

"Professor John Suler, Professor of Psychology at Rider University, New Jersey, will address the future of CyberPsychology from the perspectives of the next generation versus the previous generation, who have seen the internet being invented and adopted. The ‘next' generation (i.e. young people such as students) were the first generation to grow up with the internet"...

(read more)



Getting Real About Virtual Worlds


"In today’s virtual worlds, working face-to-face is progressively rare. Many companies have implemented daily virtual meetings as ways to bring everyone together to review operations, solve problems, and share information.  But, does being physically together matter anymore? What does it take to make virtual teams be effective?" ... (read more)



Dealing With Digital Cruelty


"ANYONE who has ever been online has witnessed, or been virtually walloped by, a mean comment. “If you’re going to be a blogger, if you’re going to tweet stuff, you better develop a tough skin,” said John Suler, a professor of psychology at Rider University who specializes in what he refers to as cyberpsychology"... (read more)



Virtual insanity: Cyberpsychology and online obsession


Tanya Sweeney investigates the field of cyberpsychology

and discovers how our personalities are being reshaped by

our online obsession

"It's not every day that Hollywood – specifically, TV giant Jerry Bruckheimer – comes knocking to make a TV show based on one's workplace, but this is precisely what happened to Irishwoman Mary Aiken. As the director of Dublin's RCSI CyberPsychology Research Centre, Aiken has inspired a 'CSI' spin off, entitled"...(read more)


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