Interactions of impulsivity, general executive functions, and specific inhibitory control explain symptoms of social-networks-use disorder: An experimental study
Elisa Wegmann, Silke M Mueller, Ofir Turel, Matthias Brand
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020
While the use of social media and online-communication applications has become an integral part of everyday life, some individuals suffer from an excessive, uncontrolled use of social media despite experiencing negative consequences. In accordance with neuropsychological models of addiction, we assume the tendency of a social-networks-use disorder to be related to an interplay of predisposing personality traits (e.g., impulsivity), and reductions in cognitive functions (e.g., executive functions, inhibitory control). The current study makes first strides towards examining this interplay. In addition to a newly developed social-networks-specific auditory Go-NoGo paradigm, other neuropsycholog..View full abstract
The authors received no specific funding for this work. We acknowledge support by the Open Access Publication Fund of the University of Duisburg-Essen.