Plan 9 From Cyberspace: The Implications of the Internet for Personality and Social Psychology

@article{McKenna2000Plan9F,
  title={Plan 9 From Cyberspace: The Implications of the Internet for Personality and Social Psychology},
  author={Katelyn Y. A. McKenna and J. Bargh},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  year={2000},
  volume={4},
  pages={57 - 75}
}
Just as with most other communication breakthroughs before it, the initial media and popular reaction to the Internet has been largely negative, if not apocalyptic. For example, it has been described as “awash in pornography”, and more recently as making people “sad and lonely.” Yet, counter to the initial and widely publi cized claim that Internet use causes depression and social isolation, the body of ev idence (even in the initial study on which the claim was based) is mainly to the con… Expand
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