Deindividuation

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Related to Deindividualisation: individualisation, Deindividualization
Cyberspace A loss of self-awareness, decrease in social inhibitions and increase in impulsivity, related to the virtual anonymity and pseudonymity of the e-world and e-communication
Psychology The loss of a sense of selfness and acquisition of a herd mentality and/or group norms, when one is incorporated into a group and confronted with arousing external stimulation
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Large classes are economical to run, but they create a highly impersonal environment that may lead to student dissatisfaction through deindividualisation. Guolla (1999) noted, "students' satisfaction may be influenced by poor quality of classroom facilities of which instructors may have limited resources to change" (p.