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Palgrave Macmillan

Cyberspace Romance

The Psychology of Online Relationships

ISBN 9781403945143
Publication Date June 2006
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

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.

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.

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


'...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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