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CfP: Conference on Internet Addiction at University of Madras [Mar 5]: Submit by Feb 17

About the conference

Today’s world is considered to be an era of technology. The internet has been lauded as the greatest invention since the wheel and is undeniably an integral part of modern life. Like other advanced technology including the printing press and the telephone it has had dramatic effects on society.
This technology has changed the way individuals interact, shop, search for jobs, and get directions, how they work, and how they spend their leisure time. In its essence the internet is a facilitator of global communication and it has impacted the speed, quantity and accessibility for knowledge transfer.
As our culture becomes increasingly dependent on such technologies, some individuals develop problematic behavior related to too much time spent on the internet. Excessive use of the internet has been linked to significant impairment in critical areas of functioning including social, academic, career and physical health.
Excessive forms of internet usage has shown that uncontrolled or compulsive use of the internet negatively affects psychological well-being. ‘Internet Addiction’ has been recognized as a threat to mental health and been included in the latest Diagnostic Statistical Manual.

Call for papers

The Department of Counselling Psychology invites scholars, students, faculty and practitioners to utilize this National Conference as a platform to present their research on Internet Addiction. The sub-themes of Internet addiction have been identified and participants may present their research papers on the following sub themes.

  • Health Psychology
  • Family
  • Children & Adolescence
  • Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Mental Health
Important dates
  • Last Date for the submission of abstract: 17.02.2020
  • Last date for the submission for full paper: 24.02.2020
  • Student: Rs. 300/-
  • Research scholar: Rs. 500/-
  • Professionals: Rs. 1000/-

Email: psyconide[at]

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