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>> Tuesday, July 5, 2011


In psychology, the online disinhibition effect refers to the way people behave on the Internet with less restraint than in real-world situations.  Many people change their natural behavior online.  It is an extremely powerful cognitive phenomenon that is represented by the loosening of social restrictions and inhibitions that would otherwise be present in normal face-to-face interaction.  Because of the loss of inhibition, some Internet users show extreme and emotional tendencies.  Some people will become more affectionate and less guarded, speaking out to others about their feelings in an attempt to achieve emotional catharsis.

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With respect to bad Internet behavior, certain individuals are always looking for ways to exploit online material and spark controversy.  Many factors have been identified as contributing to the online disinhibition effect.  Over the Internet, people are anonymous, which gives a sense of protection that will often bring out dark personality traits.  The Internet provides a privacy shield for its users that continually gives people the chance to provide misrepresentations.  One can’t be physically seen on the Internet, therefore, people don’t worry about appearance and their overall tone of voice is dramatically lowered.
On the Internet, conversations don’t happen in real time.  The delayed nature of the online message board can also affect a person’s inhibitions.  Some research suggests that people may see cyberspace as a kind of game in which the normal rules of everyday interaction don’t apply to them.  For some unknown reason, an otherwise well-adjusted person, given a captive audience and opportunity, will often exhibit antisocial and psychopathic behavior on the Internet.  The online disinhibition effect is concerning, as it shows the true behavior of people who are not governed by law or social consequence.

Editor's note: Fuck the pussies who are willing to be assholes with no names on the internet. Straight bros like Ben, Ian, Me, and those like us choose to utilize the internet to SPREAD our lack of restraint and natural behavior. Anyone who questions this cognitive phenom needs to look no further than the comments board on any fucking YouTube video hahahaha

1 comments:

I.S. July 11, 2011 at 3:36 AM  

Fuck yeah man. Proud to be named alongside you and Ben.

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