A Systematic Review of Online Dating (1 CE)
Number of Credits: 1
This course is for: Clinical Psychologist, Counselors, and MFTs
Course By: Tracey Thomas, PsyD
Content By: Bonilla-Zorita, G., Griffiths, M., & Kuss, D. J. (2020). Online dating and problematic use: A systematic review, International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 12(33), 1-34.
Course Description: Online dating continues to increase, there are as many as 8,000 online dating sites worth over 2 billion US dollars. The increased use of online dating apps is related to the development of smartphones. Researchers examined the literature to identify personality traits, impulsivity, and drug use among online dating application users. Exploration of problematic online dating was explored via the six core components that comprise the addiction components model. The researchers recognized that online dating is limited and further identified areas warranting additional research.
- Identify motivations for using online dating apps
- Explore the participants' characteristics who are more likely to use online apps
- Analyze the risks associated with using online dating apps
- Read and understand the article, Online dating and problematic use: A systematic review
- Review the Course Description and Learning Objectives
- Work through the post-test questions; the answers to the questions should be derived from the respective article
- Review the article for further clarification, if needed