Computer Addiction Pb: A Study Of Computer Dependency

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CRC Press, Dec 16, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 340 pages
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This is an investigation of the syndrome of computer addiction which attempts to discover if obsessive dependency is harmful to the psychological and social development. It is based on case studies made of volunteers from all over the UK who considered themselves to be dependent upon computers. Extensive research was carried out into these people, and this book is the result of the findings.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Does computer dependency exist?
7
Chapter 3 An overview of the methods used
22
Who is computer dependent?
31
Why were there so few females within the sample?
38
The nature of the phenomenon
61
Was computing an isolated activity?
83
What might have led to the development of computer dependency
115
The advantages and disadvantages to the individual and others
203
Should computer dependency be considered a serious problem?
234
Appendix 1 Case studies
275
Appendix 2 Results from interviews with two sculptors
295
Bibliography
301
Author Index
313
Subject Index
317
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Chapter 9 Different types of computer dependency
166

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