Online Relationships
Truth and Trust in Computer-Mediated Communication
Past Research on Truth-telling
My Research
Interesting Links
        With each passing year, the Internet plays an increasingly important role in the lives of people around the world. This tool is used by hundreds of millions of people to search for information, keep in touch with acquaintances and find out what is going on in the world, among an immeasureable list of other things. While this device has had an array of effects and has made many new things possible, it is arguable that the most significant result of the Internet's creation has been its effect on interpersonal relationships. Computer-mediated communcation has razed the superficial barriers of human interaction, allowing people to meet and interact without their relationships being affected by the non-verbal cues that come into play so frequently in real life. This website is dedicated to the collection of information regarding truth-telling in computer-mediated communication. The information that follows is a cross-section of the research that has been done on honesty in relationships both online and in real life, including experiments from an expanse of researchers as well as my own personal studies for my Advanced Social Psychology Class at Randolph-Macon Woman's College.