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    The evolution of Internet addiction: a global perspective

    Griffiths, M.D. and Kuss, D.J. and Billieux, J. and Pontes, Halley (2016) The evolution of Internet addiction: a global perspective. Addictive Behaviors 53 , pp. 193-195. ISSN 0306-4603.

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    Kimberly Young's initial work on Internet addiction (IA) was pioneering and her early writings on the topic inspired many others to carry out research in the area. Young's (2015) recent paper on the ‘evolution of Internet addiction’ featured very little European research, and did not consider the main international evidence that has contributed to our current knowledge about the conceptualization, epidemiology, etiology, and course of Internet-related disorders. This short commentary paper elaborates on important literature omitted by Young that the present authors believe may be of use to researchers. We also address statements made in Young's (2015) commentary that are incorrect (and therefore misleading) and not systematically substantiated by empirical evidence.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Internet addiction, Internet-related disorders, Internet Gaming Disorder, Internet Use Disorder, Online addictions
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2021 13:07
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 16:12


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