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  • Addiction: (n) The state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma. 1 Models :Myopic/Naïve - unable to see the bigger picture of the consequences of their behavior, regardless of the outcome, they will still use. Rational time-consistent -fully aware of the big picture and that they are able to change their behavior if the outcome outweighs the benefits Time-inconsistent- can see the outcomes on some level, but that may be to dependant on the substance to be able to react to a negative outcome.
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    • 1. Information Technology Addiction Anagel Saunders & Latoya Dwyer March 30, 2010 GSCI 1042 Concepts for a Digital World 1
    • 2. Table of Contents
      • Introduction
      • Symptoms and Diagnosis
      • Computer Games
      • Internet
      • Texting
      • Conclusion
    • 3. Introduction 4
      • History of Addiction
      • In 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous redefined the term of Addiction from a diagnosis to a ‘disease-model’ concept. 3
      • Myopic/Naïve
      • Rational time-consistent
      • Time-inconsistent
      • The American Journal of Psychiatry states:
      • excessive gaming, and e-mail/text messaging is a common compulsive-impulsive disorder
      • it should be added to psychiatry’s official guidebook of mental disorders. 2
    • 4. Symptoms and Diagnosis
      • Anonymous vs. Isolation
      • Virtual time vs. Real time 5
      • Entertainment
      • A new language & culture
      • Treatment
      6
    • 5. Computer Games
      • Different Levels of Gamers
      • Violent Games
      • Time spent on the games
      7
    • 6. Internet
      • The World Wide Web
      • Online vices: gambling, sex and shopping
      • Online relationships: Chat rooms, social networks and email
      8
    • 7. Texting
      • Lol: The language of texting
      • An Invasion of Privacy
      • Dangers and precautions of Cell Phone use
      9
    • 8. Conclusion
      • Computer addiction, although not offically diagnosed, is measured by the level of degrees: from a n aïve to a time-inconsistent user.
      • The best intervention is to spend time socially in person; people need to find other activities to do to use their time better
      • This issue reflects a change in society, the culture of a digital age
      10
    • 9. References
      • 1 “Computer Graphic.” Photo. Illini Flash Drive 28 th March 2010 . 28 th March 2010. <www.illiniflashdrive.com>.
      • 2 “ Internet Addiction a Mental Illness.” The Ottawa Citizen 17 th March 2008. 28 th March 2010.
      • < http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/story.html?id=705d2e4e-420f-4555-82ac-285b73d74d96&k=37204>
      • 3 “The History of Addiction.” Addiction Explained.Com 2009. 28 th March 2010
      • <www.addictionexplained.com/history-of-addiction.html>
      • 4 Glasbergen, Randy. “Computer Addiction.” Cartoon. Today’s Cartoon by Randy Glasbergen 28 th March 2010. 28 th March 2010. < http://www.glasbergen.com/?count=7&s=computer>
      • 5 Greenfield, David, N. Virtual Addiction. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 1999.
      • 6 “Internets Addicts Cartoon 3.” Cartoon. Cartoon Stock.Com 28 th March 2010. 28 th March 2010.
      • < http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/i/internet_addicts.asp/>
      • 7 “Internets Addicts Cartoon 7.” Cartoon. Cartoon Stock.Com 28 th March 2010. 28 th March 2010.
      • < http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/i/internet_addicts.asp/>
      • 8 Pedersen, Georg. “Procrastination.” Cartoon. Georg Pedersen Blog 4 th June 2009. 28 th March 2010.
      • <http://ytorf.com/tag/internet-addiction/>
      • 9 “Texting While Driving.” Cartoon. Tales of Two Cities Blog 2 nd November 2009. 28 th March 2010.
      • < http://writing-the-wrongs.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html>
      • 10 “Junkie” Photo. PopSciBlog 21 st August 2007. 28 th March 2010.
      • < popsci.typepad.com/.../08/can-the-interne.html>
      • Quiz Questions sources :
      • 11 Young, Kimberly. Internet Addiction Test. Net Addiction.Com 2009-2010. 28 th March 2010.
      • < http://www.netaddiction.com/index.php?option=com_bfquiz&view=onepage&catid=46&Itemid=106>
      • & Greenfield, David, N. Virtual Addiction. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 1999.
    • 10. Q/A
    • 11. Quiz: Are you a IT Addict? 11
      • Rate your answers
      • 1 = Rarely. 2 = Occasionally. 3 = Frequently. 4 = Often. 5 = Always.
      Questions 1 & 2 How often do you find that you stay on-line/ texting/ gaming longer than you intended? How often do you check your email/ text before something else you need to do?
    • 12. Question 3 & 4 Rate your answer 1 = Rarely. 2 = Occasionally. 3 = Frequently. 4 = Often. 5 = Always. When you are not on the internet/ texting/ gaming do you find yourself preoccupied with the internet/texting/ gaming (i.e. reliving a past experience or thinking about future use)? Do you feel restless or irritable when trying to cut down or stop using the Internet/ texting/ gaming?
    • 13. How often do you choose to spend more time on-line over going out with others? Are you using the Internet/ texting/ gaming to escape from problems or to relieve a bad mood? Question 5 & 6 Rate your answer 1 = Rarely. 2 = Occasionally. 3 = Frequently. 4 = Often. 5 = Always.
    • 14. Quiz Answers Add up your score 20 - 49 points: You are an average on-line user, you basically have control over your usage. 50 -79 points: You are experiencing occasional/ frequent problems due to the Internet. 80 - 100 points: Your Internet usage is causing significant problems in your life. Thank you