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Advances in Psychological Science    2013, Vol. 21 Issue (2) : 272-281     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2013.00272
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The Type, Function and Influencing Factors of Online Self-disclosure
XIE Xiaochun;SUN Xiaojun;ZHOU Zongkui
(Key Laboratory of Adolescent Cyberpsychology and Behavior (CCNU), Ministry of Education; School of Psychology, Key Laboratory of Human Development and Mental Health of Hubei Province, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430079)
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Abstract  Online self-disclosure is the extension of self-disclosure offline in the cyber space. This study put forward integrated definition of online self-disclosure, and classified it with three perspectives: form, degree and expression. Online self-disclosure has both positive and negative influences. The appearing and the development of online self-disclosure are affected by various factors such as social culture, cyber condition, gender, age and individual psychology. Cognitive experiments, deep discussion on the influencing factors, the self-disclosure on new media of Internet, cross-culture study and Special groups’ online self-disclosure may be the orientations for future researches.
Keywords online self-disclosure      integrated definition      cognitive experiment     
Corresponding Authors: SUN Xiaojun   
Issue Date: 15 February 2013
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XIE Xiaochun,SUN Xiaojun,ZHOU Zongkui. The Type, Function and Influencing Factors of Online Self-disclosure[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2013, 21(2): 272-281.
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