Does recent research evidence support the hyperpersonal model of online impression management?
AbstractThe hyperpersonal model of communication was conceived in the 1990s and has driven much of the research into online impression management. Based on four principal tenets (increased control, asynchronicity of communication, increased physical distance and reallocation of cognitive resources) it has largely received empirical support, 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: the wider context of online communication, the expanding nature of online platforms to include pictures and video, use of language in online environments, and online self-disclosure. We suggest that the model is modified and updated, or its limitations defined, with respect to this evidence.
CitationScott, G. G. & Fullwood, C. (2020) Does recent research evidence support the hyperpersonal model of online impression management? Current Opinion in Psychology, 36, pp. 106-111.
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Elsevier in Current Opinion in Psychology on 30 May 2020, available online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2020.05.005 The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version.
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