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A Review of the Research on Internet Addiction
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Educational Psychology Review Volume 17, Number 4, ISSN 1040-726X

Abstract

Research indicates that maladaptive patterns of Internet use constitute behavioral addiction. This article explores the research on the social effects of Internet addiction. There are four major sections. The Introduction section overviews the field and introduces definitions, terminology, and assessments. The second section reviews research findings and focuses on several key factors related to Internet addiction, including Internet use and time, identifiable problems, gender differences, psychosocial variables, and computer attitudes. The third section considers the addictive potential of the Internet in terms of the Internet, its users, and the interaction of the two. The fourth section addresses current and projected treatments of Internet addiction, suggests future research agendas, and provides implications for educational psychologists.

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Chou, C., Condron, L. & Belland, J.C. (2005). A Review of the Research on Internet Addiction. Educational Psychology Review, 17(4), 363-388. Retrieved May 26, 2019 from .

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