Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology and University Honors
Pornography -- Psychological aspects, Sex addiction -- Psychological aspects, Stress (Psychology), Compulsive behavior
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.
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Grimes, Paul, "Perceived Addiction to Pornography, Level of Distress and their Correlates" (2016). University Honors Theses. Paper 355.