GAMING AND IDENTITY
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the individual perceives themselves as a loner and believes others must see them in that way too - looking glass self. ( Cooley,1902)
I AM A LONER BECAUSE I HAVE NO FRIENDS. MAYBE I SHOULD BECOME A GAMER AND MAKE FRIENDS
playing 'among us' was so fun last night! that was an amazing double kill guys
the individual has free will [agency] - the ability for the individual to make choices guided by their own desire (Giddens, 1984).
let me research what among us is and try playing the game
I like that people can't tell what I look like when I'm playing the game so they can't make assumptions about me
natashalets all stick together in the game!
studies have found that online gaming can help individuals find friends ( Kowert, Domahidi & Quandt, 2014)
thebest01lets be friends! drop your socials, my name is simba
SOPHIEgg. awesome double kill there.
omg! I can't believe I'm finally making friends. I feel happier now and this game is actually fun.
MEyeah gg everyone! thank you for welcoming me :)
shared identities influence individuals offline and gaming in particular seems to motivate friendship formation. (Eklund & Roman, 2017)
having something in common has helped me make conversation with my classmates.
I played among us last night too!
you should join us at lunch time we're going to play together
we really could have played better last night but I was so tired sorry
in-group vs out-group; the individual has created the idea that the in-group is better than the out-group thus fueling in-group bias (Tajfel & Turner, 1979).
you're amazing at this! you're cool! let's all hang out more
yes! I won!! we are definitely better than any other group of people playing the same game.
i'm glad i've found friends through this shared common interest. we also all like the same music
groups give individuals a sense of belonging and are part of our identity and self-esteem (Tajfel & Turner, 1979).
let's play another game today after streaming 'life goes on'
did you listen to BTS' new album yet? i think i speak for everyone when i say 'stay' is soty