Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships

Cyberspace Romance: The Psychology of Online Relationships

by Monica Whitty, Adrian Carr

Paperback(2006)

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Overview

Through examples of Whitty's own research on cyber-relationships, online dating, cyber-harassment, and presentation of self online, as well as drawing from other people's research, the positive and negative aspects of online relating are presented. This is an invaluable resource for anyone studying or conducting research on Internet relationships.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403945143
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 06/13/2006
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

About the Author

MONICA T. WHITTY is Lecturer in Psychology at Queen's University Belfast, UK. She lectures on cyberpsychology, social psychology and qualitative methods. Her major research interests include online dating, cyber-relationships, Internet infidelity, identity, misrepresentation of self online, cyber-stalking, cyber-ethics, and internet and email surveillance in the workplace.

ADRIAN N. CARR is Associate Professor and holds the research-only position of Principal Research Fellow in the School of Applied Social and Human Sciences, University of Western Sydney, Australia. His major area of research is psychodynamic theory and its implications for organizational application.

Table of Contents

Cyber-relationships, The Story so Far.- From Courtly Love to Cyber-flirting.- Playing at Love: Winnicott and Potential Space.- Object Engagement and Dysfunctional Aspects of Relating Online.- Cyber-cheating: Can We Really be Liberated in Cyberspace?.- Deviance and Cyberspace.- Online Dating: Shopping for Love on the Internet.- Characters and Archetypes in Cyberspace.- Visions of the Future.

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...the authors connect in an accessible and entertaining way with their analysis and offer possibilities for the future of cyberspace intimacies that will serve to enlighten and encourage further research within this rapidly changing and dynamic topic.' - Mariann Hardey, Information, Communication& Society

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