triggered concerns around the world about overuse and addiction. In the past few years, there has been a surge in literature on behavioral addictions to studying ( Atroszko, Andreassen, Griffiths, & Pallesen, 2015 ), tanning ( Nolan & Feldman, 2009
Authors:Ana Estévez, Paula Jáuregui, Inmaculada Sánchez-Marcos, Hibai López-González and Mark D. Griffiths
Scientific research examining addiction has traditionally focused on substance abuse. However, over the past two decades, there has been increasing research into non-substance behavioral addictions ( Demetrovics
Authors:Severin Haug, Raquel Paz Castro, Min Kwon, Andreas Filler, Tobias Kowatsch and Michael P. Schaub
). Furthermore, increasing frequency and time spent on smartphones is closely related to the severity of smartphone addiction ( Lee, Ahn, Choi & Choi, 2014 ; Lin et al., 2015 ).
According to Lin et al. (2014) , smartphone addiction could be considered a
Foster, A. C., Shorter, G. W. & Griffiths, M. D. (2014). Muscle dysmorphia: Could it be classified as an addiction to body image? Journal of Behavioral Addictions , Epub ahead of print, doi:
R. C. Buckley’s commentary on Heirene, R. M., Shearer, D., Roderique-Davies, G., & Mellalieu, S. D. (2016). Addiction in extreme sports: An exploration of withdrawal states in rock climbers. Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 5, 332–341.
Authors:Robert M. Heirene, David Shearer, Stephen D. Mellalieu and Gareth Roderique-Davies
In a recent study, we found evidence for conceptual and phenomenological similarities between the withdrawal experiences of extreme sports athletes and those with an addiction, with rock climbers reporting comparable states of craving
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concerning their self-concept ( Shonin, Van Gordon, & Griffiths, 2016 ). More specifically, ontological addiction theory (OAT; Shonin, Van Gordon, & Griffiths, 2013 ; Shonin et al., 2016 ) [OAT was conceived and first presented by Shonin et al. ( 2013 ) and
possibility of changes in public policy. Public concerns about the effects of video games, whether it be aggression, addiction, or other forms of harm are common, but the research is at best equivocal.
The purpose of this commentary is to focus on two