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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Claudia Marino
,
Elena Mazzieri
,
Gabriele Caselli
,
Alessio Vieno
, and
Marcantonio M. Spada

“addiction” when referring to Facebook use. Despite the fact that there is still a lack of consensus about terminology and definitions for these phenomena, several researchers have agreed that Internet use, and especially social media use, can be problematic

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Davide Marengo
,
Cornelia Sindermann
,
Daniela Häckel
,
Michele Settanni
,
Jon D. Elhai
, and
Christian Montag

whether the “problematic” aspect of problematic smartphone use represents the end-point of excessive use, or the transition from mild use to excessive use. In line with the terminology used by the World Health Organization in the context of Gaming Disorder

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Marco D. T. Scanavino
,
Alia Garrudo Guirado
,
João Miguel Marques
,
Maria Luiza Sant'Ana do Amaral
,
Bruna Messina
,
Sirlene Caramello dos Reis
,
Vivian Boschesi Barros
,
Carmita Helena Najjar Abdo
,
Hermano Tavares
, and
Jeffrey T. Parsons

compulsive sexual behavior (CSB) in this paper to refer to all non-paraphilic out-of-control or dysregulated sexual behavior patterns, although we recognize the conceptual differences between those terminologies. The low rate of retention of people seeking

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consensus of appropriate terminology and distinct clinical diagnostic classification, there is still significant scientific debate as to whether PSU should be regarded as an addictive behavior ( Billieux, Maurage, Lopez-Fernandez, Kuss, & Griffiths, 2015

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diagnosis of cybersex addiction or compulsion ( Grubbs, Stauner, Exline, Pargament, & Lindberg, 2015 ; Wéry & Billieux, 2017 ). Different theoretical frameworks have led to different conceptualizations and terminology, e.g., Internet sex addiction, online

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. Starcevic , V. , Billieux , J. , & Schimmenti , A. ( 2018 ). Selfitis, selfie addiction, Twitteritis: Irresistible appeal of medical terminology for problematic behaviours in the digital age . Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry , 52

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structure, such that as they level up, the puzzles become more complex and the game becomes progressively harder – in flow terminology, as player skills improve, the game elevates the challenge to maintain the optimal skill-challenge balance. To date the

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, Goulet, Jacques, & Bouchard, 2017 ). Within the literature, gambling cognitions have been referred to using various terminologies; cognitive distortions, erroneous cognitions, irrational, or distorted beliefs; and misconceptions, to name a few (see

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Mike J. Dixon
,
Jeffrey Gutierrez
,
Chanel J. Larche
,
Madison Stange
,
Candice Graydon
,
Tyler B. Kruger
, and
Stephen D. Smith

, 2012 ), dissociation ( Diskin & Hodgins, 1999 , 2001 ; Jacobs, 1988 ; Schüll, 2005 , 2012 ; Walker, 1992 ), and absorption or immersion ( Dixon, Graydon, et al., 2014 ). Despite the subtle differences between terminology, it seems clear that some

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors:
Nerilee Hing
,
Matthew Rockloff
,
Alex M. T. Russell
,
Matthew Browne
,
Philip Newall
,
Nancy Greer
,
Daniel L. King
, and
Hannah Thorne

to some terminology (e.g., “money” was replaced with “real money”), question phrasing (to reduce length where possible), response options (e.g., adding a “don’t know” option) and survey flow, but standard scales remained unchanged. After being

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