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Personality, Internet Addiction, and Other Technological Addictions: An Update of the Research Literature


Hussain, Z and Pontes, HM, Personality, Internet Addiction, and Other Technological Addictions: An Update of the Research Literature, Multifaceted Approach to Digital Addiction and Its Treatment, IGI Global, B Bozoglan (ed), Hersey, PA, USA, pp. 46-72. ISBN 9781522584490 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-8449-0.ch003


There has been a significant shift from the view that addictions are disorders involving compulsive drug usage to a view that non-substance related behaviors may now be considered addictions. There is evidence to suggest that people are showing signs of addiction to non-substance-related behaviors. Research into technological addictions, such as internet addiction, smartphone addiction and social networking addiction has exponentially increased over the last decade. Understanding how technological addictions relate to personality and key individual differences is important. This chapter provides renewed empirical and conceptual insights into technological addictions and how they may be related to different personality types and key individual differences. The complex nature of personality and technological addictions is discussed together with areas for future research.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:technological addictions, personality
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Mental health
UTAS Author:Pontes, HM (Dr Halley de Oliveira Miguel Pontes)
ID Code:133007
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-05-31
Last Modified:2019-06-14

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