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The Manipulation of Online Self-Presentation: Create, Edit, Re-edit and Present


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology book series (PASCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Alison Attrill
    Pages 1-13
  3. Alison Attrill
    Pages 14-33
  4. Alison Attrill
    Pages 34-50
  5. Alison Attrill
    Pages 51-67
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 95-114

About this book


This book explores psychological theories around the ways in which people present themselves online. The role of dispositional and situational factors along with the motivations that drive self-presentation across diverse Internet arenas are considered.


online self cyberself Internet landscapes Internet tools self-discrepancy theory regulatory focus theory hyperpersonal communication uses and gratification warranting social networking sites individual factors naïve psychologies motivations self-disclosure human belonging reciprocity voluntary and involuntary disclosures social capital impression management self-presentation Internet motivation Online psychology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonUK

About the authors

Alison Attrill is Senior Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. She researches online behaviour, specifically how individuals present, manipulate and control their online personae through self-disclosure and considered self-presentation in both textual and non-textual computer-mediated communication.

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