Internet paradox. A social technology that reduces social involvement and psychological well-being?
- R. Kraut, M. Patterson, V. Lundmark, S. Kiesler, T. Mukopadhyay, W. Scherlis
- PsychologyAmerican Psychologist
- 1 September 1998
Greater use of the Internet was associated with declines in participants' communication with family members in the household, declines in the size of their social circle, and increases in their depression and loneliness.
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