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My two new chapters on Internet addiction are now available

Dear colleagues,

A great book on Internet addiction edited by Dr. Bahadir Bozoglan has been published. In this book I have contributed with two unique chapters on Internet addiction together with my colleagues Dr. Mirna Macur and Dr. Zaheer Hussain.

A brief description of the book titled “Psychological, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Internet Addiction” is provided below:

Addiction is a powerful and destructive condition impacting large portions of the population around the world. While typically associated with substances, such as drugs and alcohol, technology and internet addiction have become a concern in recent years as technology use has become ubiquitous.

Psychological, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Internet Addiction is a critical scholarly resource that sheds light on the relationship between psycho-social variables and internet addiction. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as human-computer interaction, academic performance, and online behavior, this book is geared towards psychologists, counselors, graduate-level students, and researchers studying psychology and technology use.

 The topics covered by the book are outlined below:

  • Academic Performance
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Low Family Factors
  • Online Behavior
  • Psycho-Social Variables
  • Stress and Internet Addiction

More information about the book can be found on its website (click here). Information about my two chapters is provided below:


Chapter 3 (access):


Chapter 12 (access):


Hope you enjoy my new contributions!