Does recent research evidence support the hyperpersonal model of online impression management?

Scott, Graham G and Fullwood, C ORCID: 0000-0002-7714-6783 (2020) Does recent research evidence support the hyperpersonal model of online impression management? Current Opinion in Psychology, 36. pp. 106-111.

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The hyperpersonal mode of communication was conceived in the 1990s and has driven much of the research into online impression management. It is based on four principal tenets (increased control, asynchronicity of communication, increased physical distance, increased cognitive resources) and has largely been supported, especially by research involving text-only communication. This review briefly summarises this research before identifying four areas in which it is not supported by findings: use of language in online environments, online self-disclosure, the expanding nature of online platforms to include pictures and video, and the wider context of online communication. We suggest that the model is modified and updated, or its limitations defined, with respect to this evidence.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Chris Fullwood
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2022 14:34
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:04

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