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'Internet addiction' study
July 9, 2011
11:43 pm
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Hi everyone,

My name is Sylwia Wierzbicki, and I am currently involved in a psychological study investigating the risk factors associated with 'pathological internet use' for the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. If you wish to participate, you may access an online survey at the following link:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/_research (more information on the study may be found here)


Your responses will be greatly appreciated and will be both anonymous and confidential in nature. Please note that anyone who uses the internet at all, and who is over 18 years of age may participate.


April 7, 2012
4:20 am
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The way I see it, an addict is an addict is an addict.  Whether it be a shopping addiction, food addiction, internet addiction, gambling addiction, drug addiction, sex addiction, etc.  They are all the same.  It is a disease of the mind that affects the body and spirit.  It seems rather foolish to compare a drug addiction or alcoholism to an internet addiction, but essentially they are one in the same.  An addiction is something that consumes a person and makes their real life and choices unmanageable.  The person becomes fixated on doing their addiction as long as they can to avoid their real lives and or the underlying issues and pain that made them sink into their addiction in the first place.  Obviously recovery is different with each addiction, but the addict must first be ready to make the necessary changes and actually deal with the issues that led them into this behaviour.

October 20, 2014
11:12 pm
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Hello Alexya, I am delighted to learn that someone is interested in doing some research works on internet use and its effects on people. I am a regular user of the "World Wide Web". I usually spend 5-6 hours sitting before my PC and browsing through a lot of websites including forums. I think I am eligible to participate in the survey, and I will also follow the procedures. So far I know, heavy internet use or deep-rooted habit of using PC may cause respitutive injury to health. Is it absolutely true or partially factual or totally an insane belief? Please help.

October 26, 2014
8:57 pm
Dr. Basim Elhabashy
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It's too bad the researchers can't make this differentiation, because it shows a significant lack of understanding of basic behavioral theory.

December 23, 2014
10:02 pm
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Really it is  a very bad.

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