Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya • ISSN 2075-7999
peer-reviewed • open access journal


2018 Vol 11 Issue 60

Belinskaya E.P., Gavrichenko O.V. The self-presentation in virtual space: phenomenology and regularities

Full text in Russian: Белинская Е.П., Гавриченко О.В. Самопрезентация в виртуальном пространстве: феноменология и закономерности

Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
FGBNU "Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education", Moscow, Russia
L.S. Vygotsky Institute for Psychology, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
Moscow State Regional University, Moscow, Russia

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New tendencies and new ways of communication and the self-presentation in transitive and virtual space are considered. The value of new technological space in formation of a picture of the world of modern people, specifics of the self-presentation and communication is revealed. New tendencies of influence of the Internet on communication and specifics of the self-presentation in real and virtual space are analyzed. It is shown that there is an expressed communication between virtual and transitive spaces that allows predicting styles of identity when strengthening transitivity. Results of a research of the self-presentation are presented to Instagram networks. It is proved that the personal page in network is display of a picture of the world of this user. At the same time on social networks not only the need for information and contacts, but also for self-realization, increase in the social status is implemented. Thus, social networks stimulate formation of subjective space which begins to dominate in an overall picture of the world, and specifics of the visual self-presentation can serve in social networks as the indicator of the objective social status of the user. Differences in styles of the self-presentation at users of different age and social groups are shown. The main difference in character of the visual self-presentations of high-status users consists not in degree of printing activity, and in a bigger variety the content of the self-presentations and personal pages. At the same time the aspiration to personification of the self-presentations, unlike the mixed group of users for whom increase in the status it is connected, just, with bigger personification is not characteristic of group of users which popular domestic performers enter. The lack of differences on a sex, age, individual characteristics in the content of the self-presentations of all users, allows saying that in the virtual self-presentations the leader is the status.

Keywords: self-presentations, real and virtual space, transitivity, Instagram


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 16-06-00161 "Exogenous and endogenous factors of information socialization".


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Received 18 June 2018. Date of publication: 31 August 2018.

About authors

Belinskaya Elena P. Ph.D., Professor, Department of Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11–9, 125009 Moscow, Russia; Leading Research Associate, FGBNU "Psychological Institute of Russian Academy of Education", ul. Mokhovaya, 9–4, 125009 Moscow, Russia; Moscow State Regional University, ul. Radio, 10A, 105005 Moscow, Russia.
E-mail: elena_belinskaya@list

Gavrichenko Oksana V. Ph.D., Associate Professor, L.S.Vygotsky Institute for Psychology, Russian State University for the Humanities, Miusskaya pl., 6, 125993 Moscow, Russia.
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Belinskaya E.P., Gavrichenko O.V. The self-presentation in virtual space: phenomenology and regularities. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2018, Vol. 11, No. 60, p. 12. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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