Date of Award
Thesis and Dissertation
Master of Science (MS)
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
The recent phenomenon of cyber infidelity is greatly increasing due to the availability and technology. But, current research is atheoretical, lacking a common language as to how cyber infidelity affects the face-to-face couple. Applying Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love (1986) is a step in defining aspects of the effects of cyber infidelity. Language among existing research is strikingly comparable to Sternberg's theory. Applying this theory and making the applications using Sternberg's components shows that this theory has the strong potential to create a common language concerning the effects cyber infidelity has on the face-to-face couple.
Hardy, Lauren Elizabeth, "Seeking a Better Understanding of Cyber Infidelity: applying Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love to an atheoretical field" (2014). Theses and Dissertations. 126.