On the Record
"Not everyone is going to like this kind of interaction. But it will take its placeamong the psychotherapy offered today, like group therapy versus one-on-one therapy."
--John Grohol, co-founder of MentalHealth Net, on the future of psychotherapy offered over the Web.
"Online relationships begin on the basis of similar interests and values. They allow people to bypass physical appearance and other 'gating' mechanisms that might prevent them from even giving the other person the time of day in real life."
--Katelyn Y.A. McKenna, a New York University psychological researcher, on the pluses of forming relationships online, page 21.
"Women get into trouble at the same rate as men. The Internet gives them more freedom, but it also gives them more freedom to get into trouble."
--Alvin Cooper, training coordinator at Stanford University's counseling and psychological services center, on problems with sexual addictions online, page 24.