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Binge-Watching as Behavioral Addiction: A Systematic Review

Ilyas, Uzma, Maqsood, Rimsha, Ahsan, Humna and Afzal, Sidra (2023) Binge-Watching as Behavioral Addiction: A Systematic Review. Binge-Watching as Behavioral Addiction: A Systematic Review, 2 (2). pp. 211-65. ISSN 2959-1600

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In the recent past, binge-watching has emerged as one of the most prevalent pursuits among adults. Being a relatively new phenomenon, there is a pressing need to examine the literature on the associations of binge watching with various psychological correlates such as cognitive processes, emotional regulation, moods and sleep patterns. Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) model was employed for this systematic review. Relevant articles were collected using various databases including Google Scholar, Research Gate and PubMed. This resulted in a collection of 209 articles which were further screened based on the predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Out of these articles, 18 met the criteria and were included in the study. The findings revealed noteworthy associations between binge-watching behavior; particularly problematic patterns, and disruptions in mood and emotional dysregulation. The systematic review highlighted that the phenomenon of binge-watching as an addictive and problematic behavior has negative outcomes for individuals such as compromised executive functioning as well as cognitive deficits.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Addictive Behavior, Adults, Binge-Watching, Cognitive Impairment, Emotional Regulation, Executive Functioning, Sleep Regulation
Depositing User: Sidra Afzal


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ISSN: 2959-1600
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Date Deposited: 28 May 2024 08:35
Last Modified: 28 May 2024 08:45


Author: Uzma Ilyas ORCID iD
Author: Sidra Afzal ORCID iD
Author: Rimsha Maqsood
Author: Humna Ahsan

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Centre for Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)


Psychology > Psychology

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