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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Nina Uziel-Miller, B.S.(Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine)
Description: This book is a discussion of the relationship between psychology and the Internet.
Purpose: It is largely comprised of research reviews and scholarly discussions of the role of the Internet across a wide range of domains. Information is presented in a fairly sophisticated way that seems appropriate for those with interests in psychology and/or the Internet.
Audience: Although rather detailed information is presented, this book seems appropriate for those with a wide range of skill levels and experience.
Features: The editor and contributors present a wide range of topics including the intrapersonal, interpersonal, and transpersonal implications of the Internet. A variety of interesting topics are reviewed including the Internet and disinhibited behavior, addiction, therapy, sex, gender, the workplace, and the collective unconscious. They provide important information about an under-studied topic.
Assessment: The Internet plays an ever-growing role in our personal and professional lives and this book is a much needed resource to examine important and complex issues. The material presented proves to be both thought-provoking and thorough. This is an important contribution to the fields of psychology and technology.