"TV addiction and personality styles of adolescents" is an interseting book. According to results that boys are more addicted to television rather than girls. As we know television is very linked to personality styles especially in young age. TV has great impact on long term memoriesthat destroys good characters of adolescents.The present study was identifying the addiction level of TV among adolescents.
Here is a book named " TV addiction and personality styles of adolescents" is an interesting book. According to this, I found the result that Boys are more addicted to television rather than girls. As we know that, TV is very linked to personality styles especially in young age. TV has great impact on what we hear, read and write. TV has great impact on long term memories that destroys good characters of adolescents. The present study was identifying the addiction level of TV among adolescents. It also examined the television styles (dysphoric moods, divided attention) among adolescents.
This study anchored into correlating parenting styles experienced by adolescents and their assertive behavior in selected secondary schools in Likuyani District, Kenya. Specifically, this empirical research determined the profile of the adolescent in terms of age, gender and the previous academic performance, the type of parenting styles experienced by the adolescents; the level of assertive behaviour of adolescents; significant differences in the styles experienced by adolescents, and level of assertive behaviour between male and female adolescents and significant relationship between assertive behaviour of adolescents and parenting styles experienced by adolescents. The main recommendation on the school taking an active part in the resolution of unfavorable parenting style and less assertive behaviour of adolescents through parent seminar and indulging the adolescents in proactive socialization activities respectively.
There has been an explosive growth of internet usage worldwide and this is expected to continue with its use becoming an integral part of everyday life. The internet provides tremendous educational benefits including access to information across a wide variety of topics, establishing educational links and enhancing communication with teachers and classmates. However, excessive internet use can lead to negative outcomes such as poor school performance, social isolation, and depression. This book reviews the previous studies done in the field of internet addiction and contains a study done on group of adolescents, studying the prevalence of internet addiction and the factors that could be associated with internet addiction among the them.
Exercise addiction is characterized by excessive and obsessive exercise patterns which eventually leads to pain, injury and loss of social relations. The research focuses on the prevalence rates of exercise addiction in fitness and football cultures. The Exercise Addiction Inventory is validated and used to compare exercisers with and without addiction. Personality traits, eating disorder symptoms and leptin profiles are investigated aiming for a characteristic of people in risk of exercise addiction.
It is a pleasing challenge to introduce a new subject to readers who express an interest in knowledge more about personality of participants of adolescents. Both the pleasure and the challenge increase with the participants in sports and lore of the subject matter. Sports personality which is the youngest branch of one of the youngest discipline of human knowledge is the main theme of the present book. In the modern competitive era sports scientist, sports psychologists, sports administrators, coaches and physical educations have full the need of conduct the research on the sports persons from psychological point of view in order to develop sports talent among them as well as improving their skills so that they may give the peak performance. The priest book deals with personality dispositions which have been studied for the participants and non participants adolescents.
Since 1960, the burden of adolescent illness has shifted from the traditional causes of disease to the more behavior-related problems, such as drinking, smoking and drug abuse (nearly half of American adolescents have used an illicit drug sometime during their life). Instilling in adolescents the knowledge, skills, and values that foster physical and mental health will require substantial changes in the way health professionals work and the way they connect with families, schools, and community organizations. At the same time, the major textbooks on addiction medicine and addiction psychiatry devote relatively little attention to the special problems of diagnosing and treating adolescent addicts. Similarly, the major textbooks on general and child and adolescent psychiatry direct relatively little attention to the issues surrounding adolescent addiction. The Clinical Handbook of Adolescent Addiction is one response to the challenge of meeting the mental health needs and behavior-related problems of addicted teenagers. The work has been edited as an independent project by members of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry, the oldest professional organization of psychiatrists devoted solely to the mental health care and treatment of teenagers in the USA. The forensic psychiatry perspective permeates the entire book. It will help to produce health providers with a deep and sensitive understanding of the developmental needs and behavior-related problems of adolescents. The Clinical Handbook of Adolescent Addiction is a practical tool for all those who help adolescents: practitioners of family medicine, general psychiatrists, child/adolescent psychiatrists, adolescent psychiatrists, addiction psychiatrists, non-psychiatric physicians specializing in addiction medicine, forensic psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health administrators, Court/Probation/ Parole/Correctional health workers. The book is organized in a user-friendly format so that readers can easily locate the chapters that provide the information that is required. In some instances, topics of special importance deliberately have been addressed in more than one chapter, to illuminate the topics from a variety of vantage points. One aim of the editors is to move the topic from being a specialist area to a generalist one by providing tools for generalist to use.
Internet and media addiction research has grown in the past decades. We investigated the causal processes involved in the development of TV and Internet addiction. We conducted three studies to develop and validate new measures of TV and Internet affinity, or importance, based on the compulsion and salience dimensions. We discovered that TV and Internet compulsion parallels the incentive-sensitization theory’s excessive wanting factor, and that compulsion and strength of habit of use are the main determinants of media dependence. We report that compulsion and habit totally mediated the impact of media use on addiction, and we suggest the ‘habit scrambling’ and ‘habit replacement’ techniques for dealing with behavioral addictions. Counseling professionals, policy makers, addiction specialists, and researchers of risk behaviors will benefit from the results of this research. Assessing behavioral compulsion along with common factors of risk can become a valuable screening practice for a range of behaviors that can potentially lead to abuse and psychological dependence.
Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment «This book provides cutting-edge coverage by expanding the field to include specific problems such as online gaming, cybersex addiction, and gambling addiction. Its extensive attention to dealing with adolescents is essential, given the rapid rise in media and technology use by both Net Generation young adults and iGeneration teenagers. I am thrilled to have this invaluable, comprehensive, well-written resource for my own work and recommend it to people who need to understand this unique form of addiction.» —Dr. Larry Rosen, Past Chair and Professor of Psychology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, author of Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn and Me, MySpace, and I: Parenting the Net Generation «Our clients come to us when online pornography, video gaming, social networking, gambling, and surfing create untenable disruptions in their lives. If we do not understand what we are seeing and how to address it, we will not be able to provide the help they need. This book provides the practical information clinicians can use to assess and treat this growing problem.» —Hilarie Cash, PhD, coauthor of Video Games and Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control, and cofounder of reSTART: Internet Addiction Recovery Program «Internet Addiction: A Handbook and Guide to Evaluation and Treatment provides an integrated and current overview of the different types of Internet addiction-gaming addiction, gambling addiction, and cybersex addiction. The authors deserve ample praise in providing such a comprehensive and informative guide for Internet addiction.» —Ran Tao, MD, Professor and Director, and Xiuqin Huang, MD, Associate Professor, Treatment Center for Internet Addiction, General Hospital of Beijing Military Region, China The first empirically informed reference for defining, assessing, diagnosing, and treating problematic Internet use Comprehensive and timely, Internet Addiction explores: Validated assessment tools to differentiate normal from compulsive patterns of computer and online usage The most addictive or problematic online activities Epidemiology and subtypes of Internet addiction such as online pornography, Internet gambling, and online gaming Current theories on the risk factors associated with the development of an addictive disorder related to Internet usage Evidence-based treatment strategies for helping clients of various ages, taking into account main presenting problems and individual situations and circumstances International in scope and empirically based, the cultural and global impact of this subject is discussed, introducing practitioners to the latest clinical implications, assessment methods, and treatment approaches in working with clients suffering from this emerging addictive disorder.
Personality has been an area of interest since long. Many psychologists provide different framework of personality in order to explain the structure of personality. When a child born, has no personality, but as he grows his personality starts to develop. Personality development is influenced by many factors as heredity, environment, Socio- economic condition, childhood experiences and past experiences. One of the most important principal raw material of personality is temperament, the result of biological factors. On the whole temperament and background factors both effect on the development of child's personality. Personality changes according to the age. These changes are very important in adolescence stage. So it was thought that there must be relation between personality and temperament, personality patterns and background factors, temperament and background factors. In the present study, the researcher has tried to find out the personality patterns of adolescents in relation to temperament and background factors.
Adolescence is widely recognized as a transitional period between childhood and adulthood. This period is separated from childhood years in that for the first time, adolescents begin to challenge parental belief system in an effort to conceive a sense of self. Consequently, identity formation features as a key developmental outcome during adolescence and lays a strong foundation for future psycho-social development and interpersonal relationships. In the preparation of life as an adult the adolescent begins to establish ones own identity and in this process, he is faced with many questions and decisions, which are part of the adolescent experience. Parenting style is a very important instrument that would affect the environment that adolescent is going to get for identity exploration and commitment. The present book entitled “Parenting Influencing Adolescent’s Identity” focuses on the parenting styles and its influence on adolescents identity styles.
In the course of the past decades, a number of investigators have made a concerted effort to identify the underlying factors correlated to performance of the Stroop Color and Word Test. Although these efforts have yielded substantial evidences to prove Stroop Color-Word Test performance with a considerable number of neurological, psychological, and socio-cultural variables, however, the area of personality and coping styles remained elusive. Individual difference parameters could affect Stroop’s interference resistance prediction. Openness trait and age factor was found to positively predicted Stroop’s resistance towards interference (Stroop RI) in contrast to negative prediction portrayed by behavioural disengagement and dysfunctional coping styles. Inherently, positive predictors showed high performance in Colour-Word Test which implies tendency towards flexible cognitive styles. In comparison, low Colour-Word Test performance by negative predictors indicated that negative predictors were more prone towards restricted cognitive styles.
This book is meant for pre-service teachers, teacher-educators, instructional designers and anyone associated with the field of teaching and learning. It purports to examine and compare the learning styles and personality types of student-teachers from science and humanities streams and investigate into the relationship between academic achievement and variables of learning styles and personality types. Teacher-education courses are designed to prepare professionals for employment in educational institutes. It is crucial that faculty within teacher education programs continually prepare pupil teachers to meet educational needs of diverse population of learners while delivering quality instructions that are commensurate with their personality and learning preferences. This volume thus emphasizes on the need for educators to recognize the importance of individual differences that may influence effective learning and refine their instructional styles to achieve learning outcomes in terms of academic achievement of learners.
This publication provides an overview of theory and research on Internet addiction. The theory chapters provide a basic introduction to behavioural addictions and Internet addiction. The research chapters study Internet addiction on three different levels: general population level, group level and individual level. The first research chapter contains a quantitative study which establishes the prevalence of Internet addiction in the general population of the Czech Republic and compares some of the results with similar studies in Chile and Sweden. The second research chapter contains a qualitative study which maps the motivation of Internet addiction in the group of MMORPG players and the third chapter provides a case study of the development of Internet addiction and its treatment.
The present study was undertaken in urban and rural areas of Haryana state. Total sample constituted of 160 adolescents. Objectives of the present study were to assess knowledge and perception of adolescents towards domestic violence, to provide awareness program about domestic violence and to assess its impact on their knowledge and perception and finally to isolate the factors affecting domestic violence. The results about knowledge of adolescents towards domestic violence revealed that at pre-exposure majority of adolescents had poor knowledge about domestic violence Results about perception of adolescents towards domestic violence revealed that alcoholism, extra/pre marital relationship and dowry were perceived as the major causes of domestic violence by both rural and urban adolescents. Both rural and urban adolescents perceived stress, anger outburst and suicidal thoughts as the major consequences of domestic violence faced by the victims. Results about impact of awareness program revealed that there was gain in knowledge of adolescents towards every aspect of domestic violence and awareness program had a good impact on knowledge and perception of adolescents.