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

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

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Abstract

There has been a significant shift from the view that addictions are disorders involving compulsivedrug usage to a view that non-substance related behaviors may now be considered addictions. Thereis 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 socialnetworking addiction has exponentially increased over the last decade. Understanding how technologicaladdictions relate to personality and key individual differences is important. This chapter providesrenewed empirical and conceptual insights into technological addictions and how they may be relatedto different personality types and key individual differences. The complex nature of personality andtechnological addictions is discussed together with areas for future research.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Hussain, Zaheer and Pontes, HM
Keywords: technological addictions, personality
Publisher: IGI Global
DOI / ID Number: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8449-0.ch003
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Copyright 2019 IGI Global

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