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Are we overpathologizing everyday life? A tenable blueprint for behavioral addiction research.
BILLIEUX, Joël; Schimmenti, Adriano; Khazaal, Yasser et al.
2015In Journal of Behavioral Addictions, 4 (3), p. 119-23
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Keywords :
Behavior, Addictive/psychology; Behavioral Research/methods; Humans; Models, Theoretical; DSM; behavioral addictions; diagnosis; everyday behaviors; mental health; psychopathology
Abstract :
[en] Background Behavioral addiction research has been particularly flourishing over the last two decades. However, recent publications have suggested that nearly all daily life activities might lead to a genuine addiction. Methods and aim In this article, we discuss how the use of atheoretical and confirmatory research approaches may result in the identification of an unlimited list of "new" behavioral addictions. Results Both methodological and theoretical shortcomings of these studies were discussed. Conclusions We suggested that studies overpathologizing daily life activities are likely to prompt a dismissive appraisal of behavioral addiction research. Consequently, we proposed several roadmaps for future research in the field, centrally highlighting the need for longer tenable behavioral addiction research that shifts from a mere criteria-based approach toward an approach focusing on the psychological processes involved.
Disciplines :
Treatment & clinical psychology
Author, co-author :
BILLIEUX, Joël ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)
Schimmenti, Adriano
Khazaal, Yasser
Maurage, Pierre
Heeren, Alexandre
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
Are we overpathologizing everyday life? A tenable blueprint for behavioral addiction research.
Publication date :
2015
Journal title :
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
ISSN :
2063-5303
Publisher :
Akademiai Kiado, Hungary
Volume :
4
Issue :
3
Pages :
119-23
Peer reviewed :
Peer Reviewed verified by ORBi
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