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Ten myths (or facts?) about workaholism: An appetitive motivation framework

Commentary on: Ten myths about work addiction (Griffiths et al., 2018)

Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Author: Steve Sussman

(neurobiological appetitive motivation processes that become disrupted; Sussman, 2017 , Chapter 2). Certainly, there are practical costs involved – let us say that half of the population suffer from an addiction of one type or another throughout their

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Norman R. Greenberg, Zu Wei Zhai, Rani A. Hoff, Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin, and Marc N. Potenza

Abstract

Background and aims

Self-injurious behaviors (SIBs) and problematic shopping (PS) are both prevalent in adolescents. These behaviors have been proposed as behavioral addictions and linked to impulsivity (Imp) and sensation-seeking (SS). They are also associated with negative mental health and psychosocial measures. This study examined relationships between PS and SIB in adolescents. It also examined how PS and SIB relate to Imp and SS, and interactions between PS and SIB in relation to health/functioning measures.

Methods

Survey data from 2,624 Connecticut high-school students were evaluated using chi-square analyses. Next, logistic regression models were used to assess relationships between PS and measures of SIB. T-tests compared Imp and SS in adolescents with and without PS and SIB. Interaction analyses assessed effects of PS on relationships between SIB and health/functioning measures.

Results

Adolescents with PS had 3.43-fold higher odds of endorsing lifetime SIB than those without PS, and were more likely to exhibit severe SIB and disruption due to SIB. PS and SIB were associated with elevated Imp and SS. Interaction analyses revealed that in adolescents with PS, the relationships between SIB and substance use was weaker than in adolescents without PS. This suggests PS accounts for variance in relationships between SIB and substance use.

Discussion and conclusions

PS is strongly related to SIB prevalence, severity, and impairment in adolescents, and weakens associations between SIB and substance use. PS should therefore be considered for prevention efforts for SIB. Further research should investigate mechanisms connecting PS and SIB and explore possible interventions targeting associated features like Imp and SS.

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of psychedelic-induced glutamate-release at the single-neuron level leads to disruptions to the normal rhythmic oscillations of cortical neurons, and ultimately to the disorganisation of cortical activity ( Carhart-Harris et al., 2012

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SDB, in which sleep disruptions and impaired gas exchange are not detected, are largely underdiagnosed ( Blunden, Lushington, Lorenzen, Martin, and Kennedy, 2005 ). Here we investigate how sleep disruptions affect cognitive functioning in SDB

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gait of women . Evolutionary Psychology , 10 ( 2 ), 271 – 295 . Li , Y. , Bailey , D. H. , Winegard , B. , Puts , D. A. , Welling , L. L. M. , & Geary , D. C. ( 2014 ). Women’s preference for masculine traits is disrupted by images of

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dynamic, a mesh of interactions and relationships that are constantly evolving, creating ripeness for emergence, and a disruption of learned responses ( Juarrero, 2010 ). Complexity and informal/incidental learning

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during a critical plasticity window of at least 1 s after the cue (i.e., at least one full cycle of a sleep slow oscillation), a process actually disrupted if a novel stimulation occurs during this time period. In our experiment, the ISI varied between 1

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jurisdictions, especially with respect to early-morning viewing ( Pornhub, 2020 ). These findings, similar to those during a government shutdown ( Pornhub, 2020 ), raise questions about the impact of potential sleep and work disruptions on pornography

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Daniel L. King, Paul H. Delfabbro, Joel Billieux, and Marc N. Potenza

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has significantly disrupted normal activities globally. Stay-at-home mandates and quarantines have increased consumption of digital entertainment, particularly online gaming and related activities (e.g., esports

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Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Authors: Valentin Flaudias, Sylvain Iceta, Oulmann Zerhouni, Rachel F Rodgers, Joël Billieux, Pierre-Michel Llorca, Jordane Boudesseul, Ingrid de Chazeron, Lucia Romo, Pierre Maurage, Ludovic Samalin, Laurent Bègue, Mickael Naassila, Georges Brousse, and Sébastien Guillaume

individuals with and without eating disorders ( Cardi, Leppanen, & Treasure, 2015; Evers, Dingemans, Junghans, & Boevé, 2018 ). In addition to emotional aspects, the increased use of the Internet and social media may play a role. Disruptions to work routines

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