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Information Technology Addiction Anagel Saunders & Latoya Dwyer March 30, 2010 GSCI 1042 Concepts for a Digital World 1
Table of Contents <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms and Diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Games </li></ul...
Introduction 4 <ul><li>History of Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>In 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous redefined the term of Addiction...
Symptoms and Diagnosis <ul><li>Anonymous vs. Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual time vs. Real time  5 </li></ul><ul><li>E...
Computer Games <ul><li>Different Levels of Gamers </li></ul><ul><li>Violent Games </li></ul><ul><li>Time spent on the game...
Internet <ul><li>The World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Online vices: gambling, sex and shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Online re...
Texting <ul><li>Lol: The language of texting </li></ul><ul><li>An Invasion of Privacy  </li></ul><ul><li>Dangers and preca...
Conclusion <ul><li>Computer addiction, although not offically diagnosed, is measured by the level of degrees: from a n aïv...
References <ul><li>1 “Computer Graphic.” Photo.  Illini Flash Drive  28 th  March 2010 .  28 th  March 2010. <www.illinifl...
Q/A
Quiz: Are you a IT Addict? 11   <ul><li>Rate your answers  </li></ul><ul><li>1 = Rarely. 2 = Occasionally. 3 = Frequently....
Question 3 & 4 Rate your answer  1 = Rarely. 2 = Occasionally. 3 = Frequently. 4 = Often. 5 = Always. When you are not on ...
How often do you choose to spend more time on-line over going out with others?  Are you using the Internet/ texting/ gamin...
Quiz Answers Add up your score 20 - 49 points:  You are an average on-line user, you basically have control over your usag...
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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. 1. Information Technology Addiction Anagel Saunders & Latoya Dwyer March 30, 2010 GSCI 1042 Concepts for a Digital World 1
    2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>Symptoms and Diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Games </li></ul><ul><li>Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Texting </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
    3. 3. Introduction 4 <ul><li>History of Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>In 1935 Alcoholics Anonymous redefined the term of Addiction from a diagnosis to a ‘disease-model’ concept. 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Myopic/Naïve </li></ul><ul><li>Rational time-consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Time-inconsistent </li></ul><ul><li>The American Journal of Psychiatry states: </li></ul><ul><li>excessive gaming, and e-mail/text messaging is a common compulsive-impulsive disorder </li></ul><ul><li>it should be added to psychiatry’s official guidebook of mental disorders. 2 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Symptoms and Diagnosis <ul><li>Anonymous vs. Isolation </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual time vs. Real time 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>A new language & culture </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul>6
    5. 5. Computer Games <ul><li>Different Levels of Gamers </li></ul><ul><li>Violent Games </li></ul><ul><li>Time spent on the games </li></ul>7
    6. 6. Internet <ul><li>The World Wide Web </li></ul><ul><li>Online vices: gambling, sex and shopping </li></ul><ul><li>Online relationships: Chat rooms, social networks and email </li></ul>8
    7. 7. Texting <ul><li>Lol: The language of texting </li></ul><ul><li>An Invasion of Privacy </li></ul><ul><li>Dangers and precautions of Cell Phone use </li></ul>9
    8. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Computer addiction, although not offically diagnosed, is measured by the level of degrees: from a n aïve to a time-inconsistent user. </li></ul><ul><li>The best intervention is to spend time socially in person; people need to find other activities to do to use their time better </li></ul><ul><li>This issue reflects a change in society, the culture of a digital age </li></ul>10
    9. 9. References <ul><li>1 “Computer Graphic.” Photo. Illini Flash Drive 28 th March 2010 . 28 th March 2010. <www.illiniflashdrive.com>. </li></ul><ul><li>2 “ Internet Addiction a Mental Illness.” The Ottawa Citizen 17 th March 2008. 28 th March 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>< http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/story.html?id=705d2e4e-420f-4555-82ac-285b73d74d96&k=37204> </li></ul><ul><li>3 “The History of Addiction.” Addiction Explained.Com 2009. 28 th March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li><www.addictionexplained.com/history-of-addiction.html> </li></ul><ul><li>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> </li></ul><ul><li>5 Greenfield, David, N. Virtual Addiction. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 1999. </li></ul><ul><li>6 “Internets Addicts Cartoon 3.” Cartoon. Cartoon Stock.Com 28 th March 2010. 28 th March 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>< http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/i/internet_addicts.asp/> </li></ul><ul><li>7 “Internets Addicts Cartoon 7.” Cartoon. Cartoon Stock.Com 28 th March 2010. 28 th March 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>< http://www.cartoonstock.com/directory/i/internet_addicts.asp/> </li></ul><ul><li>8 Pedersen, Georg. “Procrastination.” Cartoon. Georg Pedersen Blog 4 th June 2009. 28 th March 2010. </li></ul><ul><li><http://ytorf.com/tag/internet-addiction/> </li></ul><ul><li>9 “Texting While Driving.” Cartoon. Tales of Two Cities Blog 2 nd November 2009. 28 th March 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>< http://writing-the-wrongs.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html> </li></ul><ul><li>10 “Junkie” Photo. PopSciBlog 21 st August 2007. 28 th March 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>< popsci.typepad.com/.../08/can-the-interne.html> </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz Questions sources : </li></ul><ul><li>11 Young, Kimberly. Internet Addiction Test. Net Addiction.Com 2009-2010. 28 th March 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>< http://www.netaddiction.com/index.php?option=com_bfquiz&view=onepage&catid=46&Itemid=106> </li></ul><ul><li>& Greenfield, David, N. Virtual Addiction. Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 1999. </li></ul>
    10. 10. Q/A
    11. 11. Quiz: Are you a IT Addict? 11 <ul><li>Rate your answers </li></ul><ul><li>1 = Rarely. 2 = Occasionally. 3 = Frequently. 4 = Often. 5 = Always. </li></ul>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. 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. 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. 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
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