Autor

Christian Laier

Prefrontal Control and Internet Addiction: A Theoretical Model and Review of Neuropsychological and Neuroimaging Findings

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PUBLISHED

2014 in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Vol. 8, pp. 375

KEY FINDINGS
  • This article presents a theoretical model and review of neuropsychological studies that demonstrate that cue-reactivity, craving, and decision making are important concepts for understanding Internet addiction; and that the findings on reductions in executive control are consistent with other behavioral addictions, such as pathological gambling.
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Cybersex Addiction: Experienced Sexual Arousal When Watching Pornography and Not Real-Life Sexual Contacts Makes the Difference

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PUBLISHED

2013 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Vol. 2(2), pp. 100–107

KEY FINDINGS
  • The two studies reported in this article found evidence in support of the gratification hypothesis of cybersex addiction, in which positive reinforcement received by cybersex leads to the development of cue-reactivity and craving in brain processes.
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Watching Pornographic Pictures on the Internet: Role of Sexual Arousal Ratings and Psychological-Psychiatric Symptoms for Using Internet Sex Sites Excessively

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PUBLISHED

2011 in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, Vol. 14(6), pp. 371-377

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study found a positive relationship between subjective sexual arousal when watching Internet pornographic pictures and the amount of daily life problems due to the excessive cybersex.
  • These findings are similar to the cue reactivity patterns found in individiuals with substance addictions.
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