PSYCHOLOGICAL FEATURES OF THE REFLECTION OF THINKING IN SOCIAL NETWORKING WEBSITES


Internet technologies and virtual communication have become the integral part of modern life, and they keep influencing the users’ thinking. The paper aims to examine the reflection of thinking in social networking websites, in particular – to detect the forms of thought transfer the bloggers use in their posts, as well as the ways they affect the cognitive processes of the audience. According to the ideas of L. Vygotsky’s cultural and historical concept, cognitive processes are interrelated with language and communication, thinking is reflected via “inner speech” into “external” in a written form. Thinking and written speech are modified and get new characteristics in the Internet. The research have shown some peculiarities: active use of a wide variety of visual and imaginary forms of thoughts reflection; convergence of linguistic and visual forms, their mixture. The audience’s reaction to certain messages depends on the forms of the author’s thoughts reflection. The combined application of linguistic and visual forms (a text together with pictures or videos, internet-memes, etc.) has significant impact on the audience’s thinking stabilization. The forms using direct appeal to the audience influence the development of their thinking. The methods of direct interaction of the author with the audience (comments, questions, pools) provoke the formation of the readers’ thoughts, which is manifested in a great number of comments to the post.


ПСИХОЛОГИЧЕСКИЕ ОСОБЕННОСТИ ОТОБРАЖЕНИЯ ПРОЦЕССОВ МЫШЛЕНИЯ В СОЦИАЛЬНЫХ СЕТЯХ


В статье проведен анализ взаимосвязи между мышлением и формами отображения мыслей в новейшей коммуникативной среде социальных сетей. На основе развития идей культурно-исторической концепции определены новые письменные формы передачи мыслей, присущие современным социальным сетям. Исследована степень влияния конкретных письменных и визуальных форм отражения мыслей на стабилизацию и развитие мышления пользователей социальных сетей.