Internet

Assessment of Global Internet Addiction

According to a meta-analysis of 31 nations across seven world regions, the global prevalence of internet addiction is estimated at 6 percent. The prevalence of Internet addiction varies among regions around the world, as shown by data from more than 89,000 individuals in 31 countries analyzed for a study published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social […]

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Therapy in Virtual Environments: Are the Rights and Responsibilities the Same as in the Real World?

There has been a steady increase in the use of therapy for psychological disorders in virtual environments (VE) and using computer-assisted treatment over the last decade. Do the same guidelines and ethical standards apply as they do in the in-person world? A study published in Telemedicine and e-Health has taken on this challenge. Virtual reality […]

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Preventing Smoking Relapse via Web-Based Computer Feedback

A study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research demonstrated that Web-based computer-tailored programs combined with planning strategy assignments and feedback after the quit attempt can be effective in preventing relapse 12 months after baseline.[More…]

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Gender Differences in Internet Experience

The differences between how men and women use the Internet has become even more significant¬†over the past 10 years. [More…]

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