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Idea's and Terms that help myself understand

Sohshin: is a word from Zen Buddhism which means "beginner's mind". It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would.

Deindividuation is a concept in social psychology that is generally thought of as the loss of self-awareness[1] in groups, although this is a matter of contention (see below). Sociologists also study the phenomenon of deindividuation, but the level of analysis is somewhat different. For the social psychologist, the level of analysis is the individual in the context of a social situation. As such, social psychologists emphasize the role of internal psychological processes. Other social sciences, such as sociology, are more concerned with broad social, economic, political, and historical factors that influence events in a given society.[2]

The Role of Anonymity in Deindividuation Theory

I see this as what I call "Group -Self"....verse " True- Self"

In relation to deindividuation theory, Diener (1980) argued that anonymous conditions within a group setting cause people to lack awareness of who they are as individuals, which facilitates deindividuation. Zimbardo (1969) placed strong emphasis on anonymity as the cause of diminished concern for self evaluation, which enables individuals to act with disregard for following societal norms of behavior. Deindividuation theory also asserts that the effect anonymity has on producing uninhibited behavior is directly related to group size. Kugihara (2001) found that the larger the size of the group, the higher the degree of anonymity experienced by the group’s members, hence stronger antisocial behavior, actions that oppose a society’s approved standards of conduct. Furthermore, Mann, Newton and Innes (1982) claimed that deindividuation theory implies that anonymity provides an individual with protection from “the social disapproval or rejection likely to follow from non-adherence to the norm”