Focused, not lost: the mediating role of Temporal Dissociation and Focused Immersion on Problematic Internet Use

@article{Mazzoni2017FocusedNL,
  title={Focused, not lost: the mediating role of Temporal Dissociation and Focused Immersion on Problematic Internet Use},
  author={Elvis Mazzoni and Davide Cannata and Lucia Baiocco},
  journal={Behaviour & IT},
  year={2017},
  volume={36},
  pages={11-20}
}
The internet has become an irreplaceable instrument for people of the twenty-first century. In light of Activity Theory, it can be considered the technological element in functional organs which augment a person’s ability to carry out activities and achieve specific goals. In its capacity as a tool, the internet can lead to the risk of ‘inverse instrumentality’ – the process by which people lose their sense of self-directedness and experience a passive and uncontrolled approach to technology… CONTINUE READING

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