Addiction Research Unit : Affective and cognitive mechanisms of specific Internet-use disorders

Faculty/Professorship: Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy  
Author(s): Brand, Matthias; Müller, Astrid; Stark, Rudolf; Steins-Löber, Sabine  ; Klucken, Tim; Montag, Christian; Diers, Martin; Wolf, Oliver T.; Rumpf, Hans-Jürgen; Wölfling, Klaus; Wegmann, Elisa
Publisher Information: Bamberg : Otto-Friedrich-Universität
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 1-7
Source/Other editions: Addiction biology. 26 (2021), 6, S. 1-7.
is version of: 10.1111/adb.13087
Year of first publication: 2021
Language(s): English
Licence: Creative Commons - CC BY-NC - Attribution - NonCommercial 4.0 International 
DOI: 10.1111/adb.13087
URN: urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-irb-551038
In the eleventh International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) of the World Health Organization, gambling disorder and gaming disorder are included in the category ‘disorders due to addictive behaviours’, which can be specified further as occurring either predominantly offline or predominantly online. Other specific problematic behaviours may be considered for the category ‘other specified disorders due to addictive behaviours’. The Research Unit FOR 2974, funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG), focuses on the most prominent online addictive behaviours: gaming, pornography use, buying-shopping and social networks use. The main goal of the Research Unit is to contribute to a better under standing of the common and differential psychological as well as neurobiological mechanisms involved in these specific types of Internet-use disorders. We aim to investigate theoretically argued (bio)psychological processes with a focus on concepts coming from research of substance-use disorders, for example, cue reactivity and craving, executive functions and specific inhibitory control, coping, implicit cognitions, and decision making. One central characteristic of the Research Unit is that we will investigate all participants using a comprehensive core battery of experimental paradigms, neuropsychological tasks, questionnaires, biomarkers, ambulatory assessment, and a 6-month follow-up survey. Beyond the anticipated contributions to the scientific understanding of the mechanisms involved in the development and maintenance of respective online addictive behaviours, we also expect contributions to clinical practice by showing which affective and cognitive mechanisms may be addressed more intensively to optimize treatment.
GND Keywords: Online-Sucht
Keywords: buying-shopping disorder, cue-reactivity, gaming disorder, inhibitory control, problematic pornography use, problematic social-networks use
DDC Classification: 150 Psychology  
RVK Classification: YH 2800   
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Article
Release Date: 5. September 2022

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