Internet Minimal Group Paradigm

@article{AmichaiHamburger2005InternetMG,
  title={Internet Minimal Group Paradigm},
  author={Yair Amichai-Hamburger},
  journal={Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  year={2005},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          140-2
        }
}
Over many years, social psychologists have sought to understand what causes individuals to form themselves into groups. Initially, it was believed that groups were formed when people bonded around a common goal. Later, it was found that, when individuals were divided into groups on a random basis, this in itself was sufficient for them to feel part of a group and show a preference for their own group over others. Since the environment in cyberspace is different from that of the offline world… CONTINUE READING

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