Intimacy and Developing Personal Relationships in the Virtual World

Intimacy and Developing Personal Relationships in the Virtual World

Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan (Mahatma Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, India)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: July, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 355
ISBN13: 9781522540472|ISBN10: 1522540474|EISBN13: 9781522540489|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4047-2


Online communication has exploded in the past decade with the development of social networking sites like Facebook, as well as social media applications. As more people turn to the online world to connect with others, they must learn how to develop and maintain personal relationships with very little or no in-person interaction.

Intimacy and Developing Personal Relationships in the Virtual World sheds light on the various issues that accompany online interactions. The book examines activities that have gone from occurring in reality to taking place in the online world such as cyberbullying, online social networking, and online dating. The publication also highlights the negative effects of spending a lot of time online such as mental health issues, internet addiction, and body image control. This book is a vital resource for psychiatrists, psychologists, clinicians, social workers, medical administrators, academicians, educators, and graduate-level students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Body Image
  • Cyberbullying
  • Cybersex
  • Cyberstalking
  • Mental Health
  • Online Dating
  • Online Social Networking
  • Social Media
  • Virtual Reality
  • Virtual Violence Prevention

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Rejani Thudalikunnil Gopalan is currently working as a faculty in Clinical Psychology and she is specialized in child and adolescent mental health area. She has more than a decade experience in the area of intellectual disability.