Modern faces of social ostracism: ghosting, orbiting, phubbing, cancel culture

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Abstract

The article analyzes the negative trends of social communication mediated by the use of technological devices and communication in the virtual space. The emphasis is placed on the analysis of modern ways of breaking com- munication from the point of view of the phenomenon of social ostracism (ignoring, exclusion, rejection). The features of the perception of the object of phubbing are considered, the structure of the mechanism of the related phenomena of hosting and orbiting is given, the existing approaches to understanding this phenomenon are ana- lyzed in the search for explanatory schemes of the widespread phenomenon of cancelling. In conclusion, the directions of actual scientific research of new social ostracism forms in the era of technoference and nomophobia are proposed.

General Information

Keywords: social ostracism, social communication, nomophobia, phubbing, ghosting, mosting, cancel culture, orbiting, social pain

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: review article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/jmfp.2022110212

For citation: Boykina E.E. Modern faces of social ostracism: ghosting, orbiting, phubbing, cancel culture [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2022. Vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 131–140. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2022110212. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Ekaterina E. Boykina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Legal Psychology and Law, Faculty of Legal Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2707-3969, e-mail: katarinatapfer@gmail.com

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