Psychology of the Digital Age: Humans Become Electric

  title={Psychology of the Digital Age: Humans Become Electric},
  author={John Suler},
  • J. Suler
  • Published 12 November 2015
  • Psychology
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… 
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