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Advances in Psychological Science    2018, Vol. 26 Issue (11) : 2024-2034     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.02024
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The role of Social Networking Sites’ using in social identity
Xinyue WANG1,2,Xingchao WANG2,4,Li LEI1,2(),Pengcheng WANG1,2,Hao ZHOU2,3
1 Department of psychology, Renmin university of China, Beijing 100872, China
2 The Center of Internet + Social Psychology, Renmin University of China, Beijing 100872, China
3 Teaching and Research Department of Health Psychology, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, Hangzhou 310018, China;
4 School of Educational Science, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, China
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Social identity is the individual’s knowledge that he belongs to certain social groups together with some emotional and value significance to him of this group membership. Social Networking Sites (SNSs) have gradually penetrated into people's daily life. Previous studies showed that SNSs had changed the traditional environment of social identity, which is mainly reflected in five aspects: extend personal relationship networks, improving information exchange, providing a new presentation platform, giving people more privacy choices. SNSs play a vital role in the construction, expression, management, reconstruction of social identity. Further, SNSs may help the individual to create a sense of belonging. More attention should be paid to the research methods, research contents, and practical applications in this area.

Keywords social identity      social networking sites      sense of belonging     
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Corresponding Authors: Li LEI     E-mail: dr.leili@qq.com
Issue Date: 26 September 2018
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