Internet and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1522589015
  • ISBN-13: 9781522589013
  • DDC: 616.85
  • 758 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Addiction is a powerful and destructive condition impacting large portions of the population around the world, and because of ubiquitous technology, social networking and internet addiction have become a concern in recent years. With all ages affected by the fear of missing out, which forces them to stay continually connected in order to stay up-to-date on what others are doing, new research is needed to prevent and treat anxieties caused by internet use. This authoritative resource provides the latest research on the social and psychological implications of internet and social networking addiction, plus ways to manage and treat this unique form of addiction. This this publication highlights a range of topics such as digital addiction, social isolation, and technology servitude, and is an ideal source for psychologists, cyberpsychologists, cybersociologists, counselors, therapists, public administrators, academicians, and researchers interested in psychology and technology use.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Associate Editors.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Table of Contents.
1: Addiction, Misuse, and Reliance on Technology.
2: Social Media and Identity: Understanding Identity Communication and Creation Through Social Media.
3: A Review of Internet Addiction on the Basis of Different Countries (2007–2017).
4: The Effect of Flow Frequency on Internet Addiction to Different Internet Usage Activities.
5: Exploring the Relationship Between Sport Fan Identification and Addiction to Digital Sports Media.
6: Cyberbullying, Sexting, and Online Sharing: A Comparison of Parent and School Faculty Perspectives.
7: Communication in the E-Culture and Media: New Trends and Features.
8: Exploring Online Dating in Line with the “Social Compensation” and “Rich-Get-Richer” Hypotheses.
9: Adolescent Addiction, Misuse, and Reliance on Technology.
10: Usage of Social Media by Children and Teenagers: Results of EU KIDS Online II.
11: Growing from Childhood into Adolescence: The Science of Cyber Behavior.
12: The Role of Social Networking in the Social Reform of Young Society.
13: The Effect of Parental Demographics on Parental Assessment of Adolescent Internet Addiction.
14: Motivations and Behaviors of Young People in Playing Online Games.
15: Dysfunctional Use of Online Gaming and Socio-Emotional Adaptation at School: A Research Hypothesis.
16: Are Adolescents Addicted to Smartphones? A Perspective Using the Rational Addiction Model.
17: Problematic Linkages in Adolescents: Italian Adaptation of a Measure for Internet-Related Problems.
18: Internet Addiction and Fear of Missing Out: The Gender Difference of Tertiary Students in Ghana.
19: Selfie-Objectification as a Facet of the Social Media Craze Among Youths in Nigeria: A Socio-Cultural Discourse.
20: “Hey, Look at My Body!”: An Exploratory Study of Body Display on Facebook Among Hong Kong Young Adults.
21: Causes and Contributors to Addiction.
22: An Empirical Study of Problematic Internet Use and Self-Esteem.
23: Personality, Internet Addiction, and Other Technological Addictions: A Psychological Examination of Personality Traits and Technological Addictions.
24: Social Contributors and Consequences of Habitual and Compulsive Game Play.