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Unformatted text preview: Joe Rehak Speech 101 March 31, 2008 Written Assignment Caught in the Net Internet addiction is typically defined as an impulse-control disorder that does not involve an intoxicant. Impulse control disorders are characterized by an inability to resist the impulse to perform an action that is harmful to ones self or others. Compulsive use of the Internet is often associated with increased social isolation, increased clinical depression, familial dispute, divorce, academic failure, job loss, or significant financial debt as a result of obsessive online gambling, shopping, or day trading. All of those things can be summed up using five basic sub-types based upon the application that triggers the compulsion. Those five sub-categories are as follows. One, cybersexual addiction, which is when individuals are involved in downloading pornography or are involved in things such as adult fantasy role play chat rooms. Two, cyber-relational addiction, which is when individuals who suffer from chat room addictions and become more involved in their online friends than their real life friends. Many times this will lead to unstable marriages and family feuds. Three, net-compulsions, net-compulsions include a broad category of behavior, including, obsessive online gambling, shopping, or stock trading behaviors....
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course SPCH 101 taught by Professor Whittington during the Spring '08 term at Joliet Junior College.
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