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Identifiability and self-presentation: Computer-mediated communication and intergroup interaction

Douglas, Karen; McGarty, Craig


This research investigated the intergroup properties of hostile 'flaming' behaviour in computer-mediated communication and how flaming language is affected by Internet identifiability, or identifiability by name and e-mail address/geographical location as is common to Internet communication. According to the Social Identity Model of Deindividuation Effects (SIDE; e.g. Reicher, Spears, & Postmes, 1995) there may be strategic reasons for identifiable groups members to act in a more...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
Source: British Journal of Social Psychology
DOI: 10.1348/014466601164894


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