College Dating and Social Anxiety: Using the Internet as a Means of Connecting to Others

  title={College Dating and Social Anxiety: Using the Internet as a Means of Connecting to Others},
  author={Sarah Stevens and Tracy L. Morris},
  journal={Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  volume={10 5},
With the advent and widespread use of the Internet, various online media are being used to connect and maintain social relationships in individuals of all ages. Social relationships are vital to healthy development, and individuals with social and/or dating anxiety may have marked difficulty in establishing appropriate, supportive relationships because of fear of negative evaluation by others. For these individuals, the Internet may open avenues of communication and provide an outlet through… CONTINUE READING

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