GAMING AND IDENTITY
Updated: 11/24/2020
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