Can you see the real me? Activation and expression of the "true self" on the Internet.

@article{Bargh2002CanYS,
  title={Can you see the real me? Activation and expression of the "true self" on the Internet.},
  author={John A. Bargh and Katelyn Y. A. McKenna and Gr{\'a}inne M. Fitzsimons},
  journal={Journal of Social Issues},
  year={2002},
  volume={58},
  pages={33-48}
}
Those who feel better able to express their “true selves” in Internet rather than face-to-face interaction settings are more likely to form close relationships with people met on the Internet (McKenna, Green, & Gleason, this issue). Building on these correlational findings from survey data, we conducted three laboratory experiments to directly test the hypothesized causal role of differential self-expression in Internet relationship formation. Experiments 1 and 2, using a reaction time task… 

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