A Review of the Research on Internet Addiction

  title={A Review of the Research on Internet Addiction},
  author={Chien Chou and Linda Condron and John C. Belland},
  journal={Educational Psychology Review},
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… 

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