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Can Disordered Mobile Phone Use Be Considered a Behavioral Addiction? An Update on Current Evidence and a Comprehensive Model for Future Research
Despite the many positive outcomes, excessive mobile phone use is now often associated with potentially harmful and/or disturbing behaviors (e.g., symptoms of deregulated use, negative impact on
Alexithymia and the Processing of Emotional Facial Expressions (EFEs): Systematic Review, Unanswered Questions and Further Perspectives
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A review of studies identified through a computerized literature search of Psycinfo, PubMed, and Web of Science databases revealed that alexithymia is associated with deficits in labelling EFEs among clinical disorders, the level of depression and anxiety partially account for the decoding deficits.
Are we overpathologizing everyday life? A tenable blueprint for behavioral addiction research
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This article discussed how the use of atheoretical and confirmatory research approaches may result in the identification of an unlimited list of “new” behavioral addictions, and suggested that studies overpathologizing daily life activities are likely to prompt a dismissive appraisal of behavioral addiction research.
Tinnitus specifically alters the top-down executive control sub-component of attention: Evidence from the Attention Network Task
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Patients with tinnitus do not present a general attentional deficit but rather a specific deficit for top-down executive control of attention, and recent neurobiological models suggesting that prefrontal cortex activity might especially be related to tinnitis habituation are discussed.
How can we conceptualize behavioural addiction without pathologizing common behaviours?
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An operational definition of behavioural addiction is proposed together with a number of exclusion criteria, to avoid pathologizing common behaviours and provide a common ground for further research.
Dissociation between affective and cognitive empathy in alcoholism: a specific deficit for the emotional dimension.
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When psychiatric comorbities are controlled for, alcoholism is not associated with a general empathy deficit, but rather with a dissociated pattern combining impaired emotional empathy and preserved cognitive one, which supports the notion that emotional and cognitive empathy are 2 distinct abilities.
Is Dysfunctional Use of the Mobile Phone a Behavioural Addiction? Confronting Symptom-Based Versus Process-Based Approaches.
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In the case depicted here, the addiction model was shown to lead to standardized and non-relevant treatment, whereas the clinical case conceptualization allowed identification of specific psychological processes that can be targeted with specific, empirically based psychological interventions.
Human gender differences in an emotional visual oddball task: an event-related potentials study
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Behavioral results suggest that men and women detected fearful faces more quickly than happy ones, and gender differences observed in the processing of emotional stimuli could then originate at the attentional level of the information processing system.
The “Reading the Mind in the Eyes” test as a new way to explore complex emotions decoding in alcohol dependence
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It is shown that the deficit described earlier for basic negative emotions is generalizable to complex and positive emotions; and specific for emotional features, which strengthens the proposition of a general face recognition impairment in alcohol dependence.
Is the P300 deficit in alcoholism associated with early visual impairments (P100, N170)? An oddball paradigm
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The P300 deficit observed in chronic alcoholism could be linked to earlier visuo-spatial deficits rather than being an impairment of the specific processes linked to the P300, suggesting cumulative deficits on the cognitive continuum.
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