Special Issue "Internet and Smartphone Use-Related Addiction: An Issue That Needs Attention"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 5707
Interests: cognitive development; problematic smartphone use; attentional bias
Interests: psychological assessment; educational evaluation; quantitative psychology; multimodal data mining
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The Internet and smartphones are now extensively used in our daily lives, and individuals cannot be separated from the Internet and smartphones. The development of information technology and the increasing immersion of the Internet and smartphones have made people's lives easier in multiple ways, such as for work, social interaction, seeking information, relaxation and entertainment, etc. In particular, an increasing number of people are using smartphones for the purpose of gaming, social network services, viewing video clips, or searching for information. However, the greater integration of Internet and smartphones in daily life is paired with rapidly growing concerns that some individuals show a loss of control over Internet and smartphone use and even experience psychological distress and dependence symptoms, similar to those of substance use disorder.
Given that Internet addiction and problematic smartphone use can be considered a consequence of the content of the medium, such as online chatting, pornography, and information searching, rather than the medium itself, the Internet- and smartphone-related activity of individuals showing addictive phenomena is of considerable interest. Therefore, further research is needed regarding Internet addiction and problematic smartphone use in different groups of people, starting from neurobiology to risk factors, screening and diagnosis, prevention, and comprehensive management.
The goal of this Special Issue is to highlight the influence of Internet addiction and problematic smartphone use on the cognitive processing, emotions, and behavior of individuals in general. Furthermore, we also aim to illustrate the diverse ways in which Internet addiction and problematic smartphone use affects the mental health of different groups.
This Special Issue aims to encourage laboratory, epidemiological, and modeling studies related to Internet addiction and problematic smartphone use at both the individual and population levels. We aim to invite theoretical and empirical contributions exploring the consequences of Internet addiction and problematic smartphone use from psychological scales, behavioral experiments, physiological measurements, or integrative approaches and perspectives. We welcome original research studies and topic-relevant literature reviews including (but not limited to) the following subtopics:
- The cognitive changes, emotional disorders, and deviant behaviors of individual with Internet addictions or problematic smartphone use.
- The effects of changes in settings on the mental health of individuals with Internet addiction or problematic smartphone use.
- The effect of an Internet addiction or problematic smartphone use on mental health.
- The influence of Internet addictions or problematic smartphone use on individuals' peer relationships.
- The role of family and society in influencing Internet addictions or problematic smartphone use.
- Interventions related to Internet addictions or problematic smartphone use.
- The development or validation of instruments for the assessment of internet addictions or problematic smartphone use.
Prof. Dr. Haibo Yang
Dr. Tour Liu
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- internet addiction
- online addictive behaviors
- online gambling
- online gaming disorders
- problematic smartphone use
- problematic online behaviors
- problematic pornography use
- problematic social network use
- problematic buying–shopping