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The Online Disinhibition Effect

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dc.contributor.author Suler, John
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-14T18:19:08Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-14T18:19:08Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation Suler, John. (2004). The Online Disinhibition Effect. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 7(3), 321-326. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.514.4718&rep=rep1&type=pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/4350
dc.description.abstract While online, some people self-disclose or act out more frequently or intensely than they would in person. This article explores six factors that interact with each other in creating this online disinhibition effect: dissociative anonymity, invisibility, asynchronicity, solipsistic introjection, dissociative imagination, and minimization of authority. Personality variables also will influence the extent of this disinhibition. Rather than thinking of disinhibition as the revealing of an underlying “true self,” we can conceptualize it as a shift to a constellation within self-structure, involving clusters of affect and cognition that differ from the in-person constellation. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher CyberPsychology & Behavior en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject adolescents en_US
dc.subject teens en_US
dc.subject youth en_US
dc.subject sexting en_US
dc.subject disclosure en_US
dc.subject internet en_US
dc.subject psychological model en_US
dc.title The Online Disinhibition Effect en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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