Computer-addicts meaning

Defined by some mental health experts as individuals spending, on average, 38 hours a week online, compared to the nonaddicted types who spend, on average, five hours a week online. Computer addicts allegedly also neglect loved ones and chores and have odd sleep patterns—reflected in daytime sleeping patterns to compensate for heavy nighttime online usage. Young, K.S. Psychology of Computer Use: XL. Addictive Use of the Internet: A Case that Breaks the Stereotype. Psychological Reports, 79, 1996, p. 899–902.
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