Griffiths, Mark D.
2020 in Clinical Psychology Review 76 (2020) 101828
- This study examined existing research to determine the effects of short-term abstinence from potential behavioral addictions. In relation to pornography consumption, the research found that abstaining from pornography had positive effects, including increased relationship commitment and less delayed reward discounting. Results also showed that short-term abstinence from pornography may increase perceived compulsivity.