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ONLINE SELF – PRESENTATION FROM THE CYBERPSYCHOLOGY PERSPECTIVE
ONLINE SELF – PRESENTATION FROM THE CYBERPSYCHOLOGY PERSPECTIVE

Author(s): Elena Stănculescu
Subject(s): Education
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: Online self – presentation; detached self – presentation; positive self – regard need; consistency cognitive need self – presentational tactics

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this paper was to explore a new psychological concept: online self – presentation. There are differences between self – presentation in offline environments and online settings, because the last one could be revised before making it available in the cyberspace. Topics from social psychology (social identity theory, social cognition,), self – presentation and impression management approach, and personality differences (social skills and shyness) are discussed. In all settings (online and offline) individuals try to manage the impression made to other people, but in webspace, very little is done spontaneously because of overcontrolled self - presentation. Online self – presentation could contain self – serving bias due to the positive self – regard and cognitive consistency need. Tendency to create a very different self image in online settings than real self could represent a compensatory mechanism for low self – confidence, social skills, subjective well – being, shyness, and social anxiety.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 155-160
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English