Dr Zaheer Hussain

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Smartphones & Personality Survey

I’m currently gathering data for my new project. I’m using an online survey to explore smartphone use. If anyone has any free time could you please fill it in. The aim is to explore the psychology of smartphone use and links to individual differences and personality. I want as many participants as possible. So your participation would be greatly appreciated. Here’s the link to the survey;



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Working towards an international consensus on criteria for assessing internet gaming disorder

My latest publication with a large team of colleagues is now available online. Here’s the full reference;

Griffiths, M. D., van Rooij, A. J., Kardefelt-Winther, D., Starcevic, V., Király, O., Pallesen, S., Müller, K.,Dreier, M., Carras, M., Prause, N., King, D. L., Aboujaoude, E., Kuss, D. J., Pontes, H. M., Lopez Fernandez, O., Nagygyorgy, K., Achab, S., Billieux, J., Quandt, T., Carbonell, X., Ferguson, C. J., Hoff, R. A., Derevensky, J., Haagsma, M. C., Delfabbro, P., Coulson, M., Hussain, Z., and Demetrovics, Z.(2016) Working towards an international consensus on criteria for assessing internet gaming disorder: a critical commentary on Petry et al. (2014). Addiction, 111: 167–175.


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