SPCM4900 Notes 4

SPCM4900 Notes 4 - SPCM 4900 February 8, 2011 Identity can...

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SPCM 4900 February 8, 2011 Identity can be represented by physical body in FtF A traditional view on identity suggests that each individual has one true, fixed, and stable identity The cartoon saying “on the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” supports the contemporary view - You have more than one identity that varies by context, time, location, etc. Many of the basic cues about personality and social role we are accustomed to in FtF are absent online - Nonverbal. Physical features suggesting cultural and ethnic background and social background Reading Study Aim : Hypotheses: Offline Will show significant differences in: Shyness Rejection sensitivity Relationship initiation Self-disclosure Emotional support Online Will NOT show significant differences: Shyness Rejection sensitivity Relationship initiation Self-disclosure Emotional support Questions: Have you initiated conversation with a stranger offline? Online?
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