This chapter presents the history and evolution of the construct of Internet addiction. In keeping with the perspective that attention should be afforded to the overuse or abuse of content-specific functions of the Internet (e.g., online videogame, social networking sites), we will address conceptualization issues by also providing an overview of the theoretical frameworks of the development and maintenance of specific types of Internet addiction. Emerging issues related to the potential overlap between overuse of the smartphone and the Internet will be considered. Moreover, this chapter will provide a review of current assessment techniques as well as a brief overview of existing approaches to the prevention and treatment of problematic Internet use. Given the conceptual ambiguity in the literature, we will adopt the position that terms such as ‘excessive,’ ‘problematic,’ or ‘maladaptive’ Internet use are most optimal for describing this behavior because they have fewer theoretical overtones than terms like “Internet addiction”

Internet addiction: Theoretical models, assessment and intervention / Silvia Casale; Giulia Fioravanti. - ELETTRONICO. - (2022), pp. 0-0. [10.1016/B978-0-12-818872-9.00143-6]

Internet addiction: Theoretical models, assessment and intervention

Silvia Casale;Giulia Fioravanti
2022

Abstract

This chapter presents the history and evolution of the construct of Internet addiction. In keeping with the perspective that attention should be afforded to the overuse or abuse of content-specific functions of the Internet (e.g., online videogame, social networking sites), we will address conceptualization issues by also providing an overview of the theoretical frameworks of the development and maintenance of specific types of Internet addiction. Emerging issues related to the potential overlap between overuse of the smartphone and the Internet will be considered. Moreover, this chapter will provide a review of current assessment techniques as well as a brief overview of existing approaches to the prevention and treatment of problematic Internet use. Given the conceptual ambiguity in the literature, we will adopt the position that terms such as ‘excessive,’ ‘problematic,’ or ‘maladaptive’ Internet use are most optimal for describing this behavior because they have fewer theoretical overtones than terms like “Internet addiction”
Elsevier
Silvia Casale; Giulia Fioravanti
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Silvia Casale; Giulia Fioravanti
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