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Kuss listed risk factors that included socialization, reputation, a sense of responsibility to one’s team members and immersion in the game as well as escapism. In another article, Kuss, Griffiths, and Binder (2013) contend that symptoms of Internet gaming addiction are very much like substance-related addictions and that gaming has been highly researched to exploit its highly addictive potential. Floros and Siomos (2012) explored the difference between Internet gaming addiction and excessive Internet gaming. They concluded that some individuals could play excessively without demonstrating negative consequences whereas those with an Internet gaming addiction were not as fortunate. Floros and Si... ... middle of paper ... ...rnet gaming addiction and nicotine dependence.
Alongside damaging your general intelligence, I believe that it is also possible for a person to become addicted to the internet. When a person becomes addicted to the internet, they not only potentially become less intelligent, like Carr believes, but they also develop mental and psychological problems. I believe that people should become more aware of internet addiction. Once someone becomes addicted to the internet, it is just like a real drug and can be incredibly difficult to detach yourself from it. Although internet addiction has many similar symptoms that addictive drugs have, it is not currently classified as an addiction.
Internet addiction is rapidly becoming a compulsive disorder as well as a sign of failure to control impulse emotions and to limit Internet use. There are many signs to tell if someone is addicted to the Internet or emotionally dependant on the Internet. Some people are compulsive shoppers and they have to buy something online whenever their e... ... middle of paper ... ...sivity, Impulsivity, and Experiental Avoidance in Internet Pornography Use." Psychological Record 62.1 (2012): 3-17. Academic Search Premier.
It will also examine information as to the very nature of the internet what seems to give it the power to pull people into addiction. Explaining Internet Addiction Some researchers say that internet addiction is similar to gambling addiction (Chou... ... middle of paper ... ...2010). Internet addiction or excessive internet use. American Journal Of Drug & Alcohol Abuse, 36(5), 277-283. doi:10.3109/00952990.2010.491880 Yen, J., Yen, C., Wu, H., Huang, C., & Ko, C. (2011). Hostility in the real world and online: The effect of internet addiction, depression, and online activity.
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Reading or watching news about internet addiction issue may lead audience to believe is real and can be generalized. Media coverage offers that internet addiction shares negative facets of alcohol and drug addiction (Brian 110). For instance, symptoms of withdrawal, tolerance, negative life impacts, and craving are present. As Johnson (690) points out, internet addiction has resulted in consequences like failing school, relationships and family problems. Some of the media reports on the consequences of internet addiction are constructed to make the news appealing.
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