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

Hussain, Zaheer and Pontes, HM ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-7623 2018 , 'Personality, Internet Addiction, and Other Technological Addictions: A Psychological Examination of Personality Traits and Technological Addictions', in B Bozoglan (ed.), Psychological, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Internet Addiction , IGI Global, pp. 45-71.

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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 Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Hussain, Zaheer and Pontes, HM
Keywords: personality, technological addictions, internet addiction, internet gaming disorder, behavioural addictions
Publisher: IGI Global
DOI / ID Number: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3477-8.ch003
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Copyright 2018 IGI Global

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