Personality, individual differences and Internet use

Yair Amichai-Hamburger

in Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199561803
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743771 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Personality, individual differences and Internet use

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This article seeks to enhance our understanding of human–Internet interaction from three different angles. First, it discusses those unique features of the Internet that are relevant to personality. The second angle is an analysis of the work of personality theorists and its application to the Internet. The final part of the article discusses specific personality characteristics and their interaction with the Internet.

Keywords: Internet interaction; online interaction; personality

Article.  12766 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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