Possible Causes and Effects of Internet Addiction

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Psychodynamic focuses on the conscience and unconscious mind of an individual where as Behaviourism, is based on the behaviour of the individual without taking into account any thoughts of the individual. The two theories are both deterministic and both believe that our current behaviour is a result of previous events. A behaviourists would suggest that psychology is a science of behaviour, not a science of mind, the sources of an individual's behaviour is external, in the environment, not internal. The psychodynamic approach studies the relationship between the mind and personality of the individual, and the theory beleives that a person's behaviour is driven by emotions, mental aspects, and subconscious forces. Dr Kimberly S Young…show more content…
Those who practice behaviour therapy are called behaviourists and tend to look more at specific, learned behaviours and how the environment has an impact on those behaviours. (2) They tend to look for treatment outcomes that are objectively measurable. (3) Most behaviour therapists use interventions, structured interviews, or different behavioural rating forms, these different assesments are used so the therapist can determine exactly what the individuals problem may be. As behaviour therapists believe that current behaviours arise from previous physical events, I do not think that this therapy would be best suited to a paitent with an Internet addiction disorder, I believe that the patient has an underlying disorder such as depression and or anxiety. Researchers suggest that persons with social anxiety disorder often feel more comfortable using online communication methods versus face-to-face interactions due to high levels of fear and anticipation of threat and negative evaluation associated with live interactions. Furthermore, research has established a clear connection between social anxiety and problematic internet use but little is known about the specific factors involved in this connection. (4) Internet addiction disorder has only recently been taken into consideration, and has been added as a form of impulse control disorder Impulse control disorder, Kleptomania, Pyromania, Pathological gambling, Sexual compulsion and Obsessive compulsive disorders all
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