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Tikhomirova E. V. Peculiarities of Cognitive Estimation of Inclusion into the Virtual Community by the Internet Communication Subjects. Izvestiya of Saratov University. New Series. Series: Educational Acmeology. Developmental Psychology, 2015, vol. , iss. 1, pp. 66-? DOI:


Peculiarities of Cognitive Estimation of Inclusion into the Virtual Community by the Internet Communication Subjects


This paper describes the results of studies of the cognitive assessment subjects of their own participation in online communities, as well as their ideas about themselves in the context of addictive and controlling behavior of the individual. Explores the perception and awareness of the potential personal risks of involvement in online communication - on the one hand, and resources the participation - on other hand. The results of the content analysis of the statements of members of an Internet forum based on the allocation of emotional-cognitive activity and behavioural components allow us to conclude that participation in virtual communities can be considered in three interrelated aspects: as a coping resource, individual coping strategies and means of implementation of other coping strategies, as well as an additional source of addictive behavior.


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