Alone together?

Daniel D. Boberg, Rune Sønder, Mads K. Andersen, Malene D. Holm & Hanne Ø. Nielsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


Based on the ideas of social constructionism, describing reality as a social, interpersonal and historically situated phenomenon, this project aims to broaden the understanding of how communicative development in the field of computer-mediated communication (CMC), influences the individual’s frame of interaction in a postmodernist world. Operating through the theories of Mikhail Bakhtin, Erving Goffman, Charles Taylor and George Herbert Mead, regarding the individual as existing through certain dialogical processes, we develop a unique theoretical discussion, by combining these theories with Anthony Giddens's understanding of postmodernism, and modern theories concerning the psychological aspects of CMC. Through this discussion we conclude, that with the introduction of CMC as an ubiquitous connection to a plethora of large social networks, the individual is able to control and exhibit its social image, while accommodating the lack of nonverbal cues, by displaying disinhibited behaviour and limiting online communication to certain types of interaction and use of symbols.

UddannelserPsykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato20 jan. 2014
VejledereMikka Lene Højholt Pers


  • Goffman
  • smartphone
  • Taylor
  • identity
  • dialogue
  • interaction
  • Bakhtin
  • communication
  • Mead
  • Giddens