Self-disclosure and online dating
The APA Office of CE in Psychology retains responsibility for the program. Too often, people don't think twice about disclosing their personal information online.
In fact, many frequent users of social networking websites willingly divulge scads of private data — including where they live and whom they are attracted to — often under the false assumption that no one else can see that information (Strater & Richter, 2007).
Social media is a broad term that refers to websites that enable the creation and exchange of user-generated content online (Kaplan & Haenlein, 2010).
Offering guidance are rural psychologists, who have confronted small-world confidentiality concerns for decades. Upon successful completion of the test — a score of 75 percent or higher — you can immediately print your CE certificate.Data suggest there are age differences in who uses these sites.Madden and Zickuhr (2011) found that younger Americans are significantly more likely than any other age group to use social networking sites, with a usage rate of 83 percent for adults ages 18 to 29.Many people also initiate online relationships, even if they aren't sure they can trust the people they meet online (Dwyer, Hiltz, & Passerini, 2007)."Users are communicating in their virtual underwear with few inhibitions," as David Rosenblum put it in IEEE Security and Privacy (2006).