Shyness, Internet Use, and Personality

  title={Shyness, Internet Use, and Personality},
  author={Susan Ebeling-Witte and Michael L. Frank and David Lester},
  journal={Cyberpsychology \& behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society},
  volume={10 5},
  • Susan Ebeling-Witte, M. Frank, D. Lester
  • Published 10 October 2007
  • Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology & behavior : the impact of the Internet, multimedia and virtual reality on behavior and society
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