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Personality, Internet Addiction, and Other Technological Addictions: A Psychological Examination of Personality Traits and Technological Addictions

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Hussain, Z and Pontes, HM, Personality, Internet Addiction, and Other Technological Addictions: A Psychological Examination of Personality Traits and Technological Addictions, Psychological, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Internet Addiction, IGI Global, B Bozoglan (ed), pp. 45-71. ISBN 9781522534778 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2018 IGI Global

DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-3477-8.ch003

Abstract

Research into technological addictions, such as Internet addiction, smartphone addiction and social networking addiction has greatly increased. It is important to understand how technological addictions may be related to different personality types and key individual differences associated to personality. This chapter provides empirical and conceptual insights into how technological addictions may be related to different personality types and key individual differences associated to personality. This chapter focuses on a number of technological addictions and illustrates how research and theory in this area has developed in relation to commonly researched personality traits (e.g., extraversion, introversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, openness to experience, and narcissism) and key individual differences related to personality (e.g., personality disorders). The complex nature of personality and technological addictions is discussed together with areas for future research.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:personality, technological addictions, internet addiction, internet gaming disorder, behavioural addictions
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
UTAS Author:Pontes, HM (Dr Halley Pontes)
ID Code:132502
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-05-08
Last Modified:2019-07-09
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