John  Suler Author of Evaluating Organization Development

John Suler

Professor of Psychology
Rider University Science and Technology Center

Dr. John Suler is Professor of Psychology in the Science and Technology Center at Rider University. He has published widely on images in creativity, personal identity, psychotherapy, and interpersonal perception. As a longstanding member of online photo sharing groups, a founder of the new discipline known as cyberpsychology, and author of the groundbreaking book Psychology of the Digital Age, he specializes in research on the experience of images in social media.


John Suler is a writer, scholar, clinical psychologist, and Professor of Psychology at Rider University. Internationally recognized as an expert in emerging fields of psychology, he has published widely on topics related to eastern philosophy, psychotherapy, and cyberspace, including the book Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Eastern Thought (State University of New York Press) and his uniquely groundbreaking work The Psychology of Cyberspace, one of the first and most widely cited online hypertext books.

Suler’s popular websites include Zen Stories to Tell Your Neighbors and the innovative guide Teaching Clinical Psychology. Most recently, his lifelong passion for photography and the role of images in identity expression has led him to develop Photographic Psychology as a way to study how people create, share, and react to images.

Suler’s work has been translated into a dozen languages and reported widely by national and international media, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the BBC, CNN, MSNBC, US News and World Report and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Much of his work is available online, including his most recent work Photographic Psychology: Image and Psyche. The author currently lives with his wife and cat Frida in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.


    Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, State University of NY, Buffalo

Personal Interests

    Photography, martial arts, writing, bicycling



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