Topic

Behavioral Addictions

Video Game Addiction in Emerging Adulthood: Cross-Sectional Evidence of Pathology in Video Game Addicts as Compared to Matched Healthy Controls

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2017 in Journal of Affective Disorders, Vol. (225), pp. 265–272

KEY FINDINGS
  • This study shows that video game addiction fits the definition of a behavioral addition.
  • Video game addicts showed increased symptoms of problematic internet pornography use.
CATEGORIES

Examining Correlates of Problematic Internet Pornography Use Among University Students

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2016 in Journal of Behavioral Addictions, Vol. 5(2), pp. 179–191

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography addiction was foudn to be linked to depression and anxiety.
  • Addictive use of pornography was found to be linked to other substance addictions and behavioral addictions such as alcohol, cannabis, gambling and video game use.
CATEGORIES

Psychometric Development of the Problematic Pornography Use Scale

AUTHOR(S)

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PUBLISHED

2014 in Addictive Behaviors, Vol. 39(5), pp. 861-868

KEY FINDINGS
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be associated with higher depression and anxiety.
  • Pornography compulsion was found to be linked to lower self-esteem levels among users.
  • Compulsive pornography users were found to have less secure attachment in their relationships.