Date of Award

2016

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Chris Allen

Subjects

Pornography -- Psychological aspects, Internet addiction -- Treatment, Sex addiction -- Psycholical aspects, Sexual behavior

DOI

10.15760/honors.345

Abstract

Negative psychological states such as distress, shame and depression have been linked to problematic porn use. This is a proposal for a study that seeks to identify if perceived addiction to pornography and stress are correlated. In addition to this perceived addiction to porn, other perceived addictions (food, sex, alcohol, marijuana and cigarettes) will be tested to determine the level of comorbidity of addictions in people. The hypothesis of this study is: People that perceive themselves as having pornography addiction will have higher rates of other perceived addictions than those who do perceive themselves to be addicted to pornography; in addition the people with higher perceived addiction to porn are expected to have higher rate of distress.

Comments

An undergraduate honors thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Science in University Honors and Psychology.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/18760

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