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Revealing the 'real' me, searching for the 'actual' you: Presentations of self on an internet dating site
  • M. Whitty
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Comput. Hum. Behav.
  • 1 July 2008
TLDR
Important differences between initiating a relationship on an internet dating site and other spaces (online and offline) included the type of self disclosed as well as the depth of breadth of information individuals self-disclosed about themselves before any one-on-one conversations took place. Expand
Pushing the Wrong Buttons: Men's and Women's Attitudes toward Online and Offline Infidelity
  • M. Whitty
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Cyberpsychology Behav. Soc. Netw.
  • 1 December 2003
TLDR
It is concluded here that individuals do perceive some online interactions to be acts of betrayal, and it is suggested here that the authors do need to consider how bodies are reconstructed online. Expand
The Realness of Cybercheating
This article considers the deviant behavior of Internet infidelity. Although a plethora of research has been conducted on offline infidelity and jealousy, to date, there has been very little writtenExpand
The Online Romance Scam: A Serious Cybercrime
TLDR
It is found that despite its newness, an estimated 230,000 British citizens may have fallen victim to this crime and there needs to be some rethinking about providing avenues for victims to report the crime or at least making them more comfortable when doing so. Expand
Understanding Insider Threat: A Framework for Characterising Attacks
TLDR
This work proposes a novel conceptualisation that is heavily grounded in insider-threat case studies, existing literature and relevant psychological theory and can act as a platform for general understanding of the threat, and also for reflection, modelling past attacks and looking for useful patterns. Expand
Liberating or debilitating? An examination of romantic relationships, sexual relationships and friendships on the Net
  • M. Whitty
  • Psychology, Computer Science
  • Comput. Hum. Behav.
  • 1 September 2008
TLDR
The view here is that online relationships can be empowering for many people; that is, cyberspace provides a unique environment for people to experience and learn about relationships and sexuality. Expand
Netiquette within married couples: Agreement about acceptable online behavior and surveillance between partners
TLDR
There were high levels of agreement between married partners about the unacceptability of online infidelities; similarly they agreed more than two random individuals about the acceptability of entertainment activities which, in excess, might be addictive. Expand
Culture, Method, and the Content of Self-Concepts: Testing Trait, Individual-Self-Primacy, and Cultural Psychology Perspectives.
TLDR
Support for cultural psychology hypotheses was limited because traits and other personal attributes were not more salient, or social attributes less salient, in individualistic cultures than collectivistic cultures. Expand
The online dating romance scam: causes and consequences of victimhood
The online dating romance scam is a relatively new and under-reported international crime targeting users of online dating sites. It has serious financial and emotional consequences, affectingExpand
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