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Transcript of Dissociative Anonymity
The online disinhibition effect
Theorized by John Suler : 'The Online Disinhibition effect'
6 factors to explain the phenomenon
Social and individual consequences
Interpretation : where is the reality?
Reality vs fantasized online life?
Aren't social networks a way to
on the web?
Appearances & Reality on the web
Minimization of authority
No physical presence to set authority
Definition of 'dissociation'
Anonymity : sense of protection
Importance of senses : cannot be seen or heard
Dissociation + Imagination
(CyberPsychology & Behavior 7)
Avoid others' immediate reactions
Lack of data : assimilating the other's behaviors
Imagination : shaping, assigning identities
Loosening of social restrictions while interacting with others
'Benign disinhibition' vs 'Toxic disinhibition'
Even if identity known, no physical presence
Playing with the time of answer : 'Emotional hit and Run' (Kali Munro)
Everybody is equal
No external authority to restrain
The cyberspace = a game
Rules do not apply
Desinhibition leads to creativity
Effect of catharsis
Cyber bullying, hurting people
Effect of double-life, fantasized life
Or... does it unveil the reality of some personalities?