The Internet Addict

Is problematic internet use (PIU) a real disorder or a fad? And if real, what are its signs and how is it treated? Cover image: Shutterstock

Problematic Internet Use, Internet Procrastination and Flow

By Timothy A Pychyl Ph.D.
How to tell if you're an Internet addict.

Has Texting and the Internet Ruined Student Writing Skills?

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
Has on-line communication led to a deterioration of writing skills?

Top Ten Apps for Making Your Life Easier

By Marty Nemko Ph.D.
Your phone can do more than you might imagine.

Porn Not Warm

By Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC
... and why real intimacy beats virtual pleasure, even if it's more work.

Can Less Time on Facebook Increase Your Happiness? Yes!

By Preston Ni M.S.B.A.
The emotional price of comparing with others on Facebook

Teens and the Internet: How Much Is Too Much?

By Wednesday Martin Ph.D.
Is your teen's internet usage "a lot"--or an addiction?

The High Cost of Facebook Exhibitionism

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Over-sharing on Facebook can really mess up your career and your relationships

Is Technology Making Us Stupid (and Smarter)?

By Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic Ph.D.
How the internet makes life more complex — by making complex things simple

Internet Gaming Disorder in DSM-5

By Stephanie Sarkis Ph.D.
A disorder for further study

Facebook Addiction?

By Michael W. Austin Ph.D.
Is Facebook harder to quit than smoking?

Do Facebook and Other Social Media Encourage Narcissism?

By Ray Williams
Excessive use of some social media may be narcissistic.

Brain, Behavior, and Media

By Bernard J. Luskin, Ed.D., LMFT
Is media influencing your brain and your behavior through psychology?

Depression in the Digital World

By Jared DeFife Ph.D.
If you’re reading this online…you’re probably depressed

Internet Porn: Its Problems, Perils, and Pitfalls

By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D.
Today's hyper-stimulating erotica and porn pose substantial addictive risks.

7 Tips for a Technology Detox

By Gregory L. Jantz Ph.D.
Regain control over your devices, your time and your psyche.

The Bad, the Ugly, and the Good of Kids' Use of Social Media

By Jim Taylor Ph.D.
Social media has both benefits and costs. You must know the difference.

Internet Addiction—Epidemic or Fad?

By Adi Jaffe Ph.D.
Can people really get addicted to the holy internet?

In Defense of Facebook

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Facebook is a port in the storm for chronic pain and illness sufferers.

Now We Know Whether Facebook Is Making Us Lonely

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
The truth about Facebook status updates

12 Steps to Recovery for Instant Communication Junkies

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Reducing tech-based stress in our tech-filled lives.

Is the Internet a Drug or Just an Attractive Nuisance?

By Joanne Cantor Ph.D
How businesses cope with that heckler in your computer.