Authors:Davide Marengo, Cornelia Sindermann, Daniela Häckel, Michele Settanni, Jon D. Elhai, and Christian Montag
lexical approach ( McCrae & John, 1992; Montag & Elhai, 2019; Montag & Panksepp, 2017 ), which means that statistical analysis of language resulted in five personalitytraits with relatively stable distribution around the globe (for exceptions see
Authors:Li Kuang, Wo Wang, Yan Huang, Xiaorong Chen, Zhen Lv, Jun Cao, Ming Ai, and Jianmei Chen
; Yang, Jiang, & Jia, 2017 ). Previous studies showed that the personalitytraits related to suicide mainly include neuroticism, psychoticism, extraversion, impulsiveness, and aggression ( Dumais et al., 2005; Esposito, Spirito, Boergers, & Donaldson
Authors:Ji-Won Chun, Chang-Hyun Park, Jin-Young Kim, Jihye Choi, Hyun Cho, Dong Jin Jung, Kook-Jin Ahn, Jung-Seok Choi, Dai-Jin Kim, and In Young Choi
, brain activation systems (BASs), including reward responsiveness, are theoretical biopsychological systems related to personalitytraits involving sensitivity toward stimuli that are associated with positive reinforcement and regulation of motivational
Authors:Amparo del Pino-Gutiérrez, Susana Jiménez-Murcia, Fernando Fernández-Aranda, Zaida Agüera, Roser Granero, Anders Hakansson, Ana B. Fagundo, Ferran Bolao, Ana Valdepérez, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Trevor Steward, Eva Penelo, Laura Moragas, Neus Aymamí, Mónica Gómez-Peña, Assumpta Rigol-Cuadras, Virginia Martín-Romera, and José M. Menchón
, 2010 ).
Previous studies of personalitytraits have described both differences and overlap between SUD, GD, and ED. According to Cloninger’s model, personality is a complex hierarchical system which can be arranged in different psychobiological
Authors:Melina A. Throuvala, Mari Janikian, Mark D. Griffiths, Mike Rennoldson, and Daria J. Kuss
development and its relation to problem gaming. This study will examine the association between recollections of paternal and maternal–child experiences and personalitytraits in relation to GD.
specific online use motives (e.g., gaming, gambling, sex, social media, and shopping) should be considered.
Regarding the personality determinants of PIU, a meta-analytic review noted the consistent role of the Big Five personalitytraits in the
The “Internet addiction” paradigm has been criticized for several shortcomings, including inattention to specific online behaviors, not distinguishing the Internet from other media, insufficient focus on comorbidities, and definitions that do not take into account the constant access now possible. The paradigm’s biggest casualty, however, may be that it has diverted attention away from subtle personality changes that seem to occur online, including in users who cannot be considered “addicted” under any definition.
A narrative assessment of the literature was conducted, focusing on the Internet’s effects on personality traits as revealed in studies of Internet users.
Impulsivity, narcissism, and aggression are some of the personality traits that seem to be nurtured by the Internet, with possible negative offline consequences.
Ignoring the Internet’s subtle effects on personality as we embrace an addiction model that implies severe pathology makes the majority of Internet users feel deceptively immune to the psychological effects of new technologies. It also limits our understanding of the big cultural shifts that are happening as a result.
The Internet’s potentially negative effect on personality, and by extension on society at large, is a fundamental part of online psychology, one well worthy of further investigation.
Five personalitytraits (extraversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience), locus of control (internal, powerful others, and chance), attachment styles (anxious and avoidant), use of pornography, sex-related online