Internet Addiction Research Paper

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Is all of technology improvement fault for Internet Addiction? Internet addiction is a very common phenomenon, the word “addiction” has rigorous meaning in medical science. Addiction is a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. The term has been partially replaced by the word dependence for substance abuse. Addiction has been extended, however, to include mood-altering behaviors or activities. Some researchers speak of two types of addictions: substance addictions (for example, alcoholism, drug abuse, and smoking); and process addictions (for example, gambling, spending, shopping, eating, and sexual activity). There is a growing recognition that many addicts, such as poly drug abusers, are addicted to more than one substance…show more content…
Almost all of this 16% admitted spending over 15 hours a day online. (BBC 2014) Spending long time in the Internet is a waste of labor, those young adults spend too much time on the net, they will not have enough time for work or study. Actually, not only young adults, but also teenagers are main group of getting Internet Addiction. Their addiction of net has a close relation with the popularization of net technology. But the most important reason is human’s psychological effect…show more content…
“Studies showed a relationship between excessive internet use and loneliness antisocial values and lower emotional intelligence and depression and also the persons’ relationship especially with their mothers and peers deteriorates as a result of internet addiction.” (Binnaz Kıran Esen 2010) People who have social barriers are easily to get Internet addiction. They think the virtual world is more comfortable, in this world they can escape from the pressure of real world. For example, in China teenagers more like to play computer games to escape from the study pressure. Some even chose to live in cybercafé for a few days. There is a case. “Zhang was a very clever child, but he resat college entrance examination three times. First time, he was admitted to Peking University, the second and third time he was admitted to Tsinghua University. Why he resat three times? Because he was discouraged by the two universities twice for the seem reason --- Internet addiction. When he got into the best university, found there is more freedom excellent intelligence condition made him more like to be addicted to computer

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