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Internet use and abuse and psychological problems

Janet Morahan-Martin

in Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199561803
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199561803.013.0021

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Internet use and abuse and psychological problems

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This article focuses on the relationship of Internet abuse to psychological disorders and personality factors. It first provides an overview of definitions and criticisms of the concept of Internet abuse. Then,the article looks at different approaches to understanding the relationship of Internet abuse to various psychological disorders and personality factors. Finally, it presents emerging theories about the etiology of Internet abuse.

Keywords: Internet abuse; psychological disorders; personality factors; online behaviour

Article.  10228 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology ; Cognitive Psychology

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