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[–]Femaleisnthateful[S] 5 insightful - 1 fun5 insightful - 0 fun6 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

For context, came across the study while reading this article on social media filters and their effect on teen girls' mental health.

The Proteus Effect describes the tendency of gamers real-life behaviour and attitudes to align with that of their in-game representation. I think this is an important key to understanding trans identities in young people, particularly in males. I just wasn't aware until now that this was a scientifically recognized concept.