Cyber-disinhibition is a term coined by Daniel Goleman, an expert in the field of Emotional Intelligence. Goleman maintains that Internet based communications actually undermine the quality of human interactions by enabling more negative styles of communications, or more accurately, by preventing the neural checks to such behavior. Consequently, because of the growing ubiquity of Internet based communication, Cyber-disinhibition manifests itself regularly in such ways as flame wars, Cyber-bullying, and hostile blog comments. All of which, Goleman maintains, are much more frequent than negative face-to-face interactions.
- Cyber-disinhibition from the blog Flares Into Darkness
- Whatever Happened to Online Etiquette? an editorial from the New York Times David Pogue
- Study says people don't understand the emotional tone of emails, but think they do from Wikinews