Alexa Shank and Kelsey Fyffe

The Art of Catfishing

The Art of Catfishing

Why do people create false online identities? Why are some people so susceptible to being catfished? We'll answer these questions and more as we dive into the motivations behind deceptive online relationships. References: Bargh, J. A., McKenna, K. Y. A., & Fitzsimons, G. M. (2002). Can You See the Real Me? Activation and Expression of the “True Self” on the Internet. Journal of Social Issues, 58(1), 33. https://doi-org.ezproxy.bellevue.edu/10.1111/1540-4560.00247 Bargh, J. A., & McKenna, K. Y.A. (2004). The internet and social life. Annual Review of Psychology, 55, 573-590. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.psych.55.090902.141922 Bates-Duford, T. (2016, December 23). Catfishing: 12 dangers [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/relationship-corner/2016/12/264/ Campbell, K. (2013, June 24). Catfish and secrets [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/more-chemistry/201306/catfish-and-secrets?amp Donohoe, A. (n.d.). Catfishing: The devastating impact of being cheated in love online. Retrieved April 30, 2020, from https://www.shemazing.net/catfishing-the-devastating-impact-of-being-cheated-in-love-online/ Dunn, M. (105, July 23). Teenager addicted to catfishing reveals secrets of her sinister world. Retrieved April 30, 2020, from https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/teenager-addicted-to-catfishing-reveals-secrets-of-her-sinister-world/news-story/77caabe0aab1768126211087b9d749e2?pg=1#comments Lapidot-Lefler, N., & Barak, A. (2012). Effects of anonymity, invisibility, and lack of eye-contact on toxic online disinhibition. Computers in Human Behavior, 28(2), 434-443. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2011.10.014 Lewis, T. (2016, February 4). The psychology of catfishing. The Buff and Blue. Retrieved from https://www.thebuffandblue.net/ McClellan, D. (2019, October 24). What Is catfishing online: history, meaning, psychology and everything else about catfish scams [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://socialcatfish.com/blog/what-is-catfishing-online-dating/ Murti, A. (2020, February 13). The psychology of catfishing. The Swaddle. Retrieved from https://theswaddle.com/why-do-people-catfish/ Online disinhibition effect. (n.d.). Retrieved April 30, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Onlinedisinhibitioneffect Self-discrepancy theory. (n.d.). Retrieved April 30, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-discrepancy_theory Social information processing (theory). (n.d.). Retrieved April 30, 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socialinformationprocessing_(theory) Teens and the psychology behind "catfishing". (2020, August 12). Retrieved April 30, 2020, from https://www.sovteens.com/addiction/teens-psychology-behind-catfishing/ Vanman, E. (2018, July 26). It's not about money: we asked catfish why they trick people online. Retrieved April 30, 2020, from https://theconversation.com/amp/its-not-about-money-we-asked-catfish-why-they-trick-people-online-100381 Whigham, N. (2018, July 27). 'It's hard to stop the addiction': The reasons why people become catfish. Retrieved April 30, 2020, from https://www.news.com.au/technology/online/social/its-hard-to-stop-the-addiction-the-reasons-why-people-become-catfish/news-story/9259328a281c24d4d6f6593750c71320

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