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Researcher: de Oliveira Miguel Pontes, HD (Dr Halley de Oliveira Miguel Pontes)

Fields of Research

Health psychology
Mental health services
Personality and individual differences
Psychological methodology, design and analysis
Clinical and health psychology
Citizenship
Marketing research methodology
Organisational behaviour

Research Objectives

Mental health
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Behaviour and health
Marketing
Political systems
Workplace and organisational ethics (excl. business ethics)

Career Best Publications

Internet Addiction; Hogrefe Publishing
Investigating the differential effects of social networking site addiction and Internet gaming disorder on psychological health; Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Measurement and conceptualization of gaming disorder according to the World Health Organization framework: the development of the Gaming Disorder Test; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Measuring DSM-5 internet gaming disorder: development and validation of a short psychometric scale; Computers in Human Behavior
The conceptualisation and measurement of DSM-5 internet gaming disorder: the development of the IGD- 20 Test; PLoS ONE

Research Publications

A brief overview of internet gaming disorder and its treatment
A brief psychological overview of disordered gaming; Current Opinion in Psychology
A history and overview of video game addiction; The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technologies and Mental Health
A new era for gaming disorder research: Time to shift from consensus to consistency; Addictive Behaviors
A Psychological Overview of Gaming Disorder; The Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology
Addiction and Entertainment Products; Handbook of Digital Games and Entertainment Technologies
An exploratory study on the perceived motivations underpinning excessive internet use among adolescents and young adults; Psychology, Community and Health
An Overview of Problematic Gaming; Mental Health in the Digital Age: Grave Dangers, Great Promise
APS - Early Career Research Award
Assessment of internet gaming disorder in clinical research: past and present perspectives
Associations between attention deficit hyperactivity and internet gaming disorder symptoms: is there consistency across types of symptoms, gender and countries?; Addictive Behaviors Reports
Beyond 'Facebook addiction': the role of cognitive-related factors and psychiatric distress in social networking site addiction; Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Challenging the concept of smartphone addiction: An empirical pilot study of smartphone usage patterns and psychological well-being; Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking
Chaos and confusion in DSM-5 diagnosis of Internet Gaming Disorder: issues, concerns, and recommendations for clarity in the field
Clinical psychology of Internet addiction: a review of its conceptualization, prevalence, neuronal processes, and implications for treatment
Critically appraising the pitfalls of screen time effects research; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
Cross-cultural adaptation of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale – Short Form (IGDS9-SF) to the Brazilian context; Trends in Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Cross-cultural validation of the Compulsive Internet Use Scale in four forms and eight languages; Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Dark side of lockdown video gaming boom
Dark side of lockdown video gaming boom
Depression and Disordered Gaming: Does Culture Matter?; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Development and psychometric validation of internet gaming disorder Scale - Short-Form (IGDS9-SF) in a Brazilian sample; Addictive Behaviors
DSM-5 diagnosis of Internet Gaming Disorder: some ways forward in overcoming issues and concerns in the gaming studies field
Emerging adults and Facebook use: the validation of the Bergen Facebook addiction scale (BFAS); International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Emerging Insights on Internet Gaming Disorder: Conceptual and Measurement Issues; Addictive Behaviors Reports
Excessive and problematic use of social media in adolescence: A brief overview
Exploring the interplay between passive following on Facebook, fear of missing out, self-esteem, social comparison, age, and life satisfaction in a community-based sample; International Journal of Psychology and Behavior Analysis
Exploring the role of social media use motives, psychological well-being, self-esteem, and affect in problematic social media use; Frontiers in Psychology
Gaming Disorder and Its Treatment; The Cambridge Handbook of Substance and Behavioral Addictions
Gaming disorder: its delineation as an important condition for diagnosis, management, and prevention
Has gaming taken over your life?
Higher levels of (Internet) Gaming Disorder symptoms according to the WHO and APA frameworks associate with lower striatal volume; Journal of behavioral addictions
Including gaming disorder in the ICD-11: the need to do so from a clinical and public health perspective; Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Individual Differences and the Development of Internet Addiction: A Nationally Representative Study; Internet and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
Influencing COBRAs: the effects of brand equity on the consumer's propensity to engage with brandrelated content on social media; Journal of Strategic Marketing
Internet Addiction; Hogrefe Publishing
Internet addiction and loneliness among children and adolescents in the education setting: an empirical pilot study; Aloma
Internet addiction or problematic internet use? Which term should be used?; USP Psicologia
Internet addiction: A brief psychological overview; Are we all addicts now?
Internet Gaming Disorder among Slovenian primary schoolchildren: findings from a nationally representative sample of adolescents; Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Internet gaming disorder and its associated cognitions and cognitive-related impairment: a systematic review using PRISMA guidelines
Internet gaming disorder and psychosocial well-being: a longitudinal study of older-aged adolescents and emerging adults; Addictive Behaviors
Internet gaming disorder: compensating as a Draenei in World of Warcraft; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Investigadores criam teste psicológico para avaliar transtorno do videojogo [Researchers create psychological test to assess gaming disorder]
Investigating the differential effects of social networking site addiction and Internet gaming disorder on psychological health; Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Item response theory analysis of the recoded Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short-Form (IGDS9-SF); International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Laxer Clinical Criteria for Gaming Disorder May Hinder Future Efforts to Devise an Efficient Diagnostic Approach: A Tree-Based Model Study; Journal of Clinical Medicine
Making the Case for Video Game Addiction: Does It Exist or Not?; Video Game Influences on Aggression, Cognition, and Attention
Measurement and conceptualization of gaming disorder according to the World Health Organization framework: the development of the Gaming Disorder Test; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Measurement invariance of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short-Form (IGDS9-SF) between Australia, the USA, and the UK; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Measurement invariance of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short-Form (IGDS9-SF) between the United States of America, India and the United Kingdom; Psychiatry Research
Measurement invariance of the nine-item Internet Gaming Disorder Scale (IGDS9-SF) across Albania, USA, UK, and Italy; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Measurement invariance of the short version of the Problematic Mobile Phone Use Questionnaire (PMPUQ-SV) across eight languages; Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Measuring DSM-5 internet gaming disorder: development and validation of a short psychometric scale; Computers in Human Behavior
Neurobiological correlates in internet gaming disorder: a systematic literature review
New Concepts, Old Known Issues: The DSM-5 and Internet Gaming Disorder and its Assessment; Gaming and Technology Addiction: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice
New Concepts, Old Known Issues: The DSM-5 and Internet Gaming Disorder and its Assessment; Psychological and Social Implications Surrounding Internet and Gaming Addiction
O seu filho está viciado em videojogos? Já há um teste para avaliar este transtorno [Is your son addicted to gaming? There is now a new test assess this disorder]
Online addictions: conceptualizations, debates, and controversies
Organizational identification, work engagement, and job satisfaction; Journal of Managerial Psychology
Personality factors in exercise addiction: a pilot study exploring the role of narcissism, extraversion, and agreeableness; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Personality, Internet Addiction, and Other Technological Addictions: A Psychological Examination of Personality Traits and Technological Addictions; Psychological, Social, and Cultural Aspects of Internet Addiction
Personality, Internet Addiction, and Other Technological Addictions: An Update of the Research Literature; Multifaceted Approach to Digital Addiction and Its Treatment
Portuguese validation of the Bergen Facebook Addiction Scale: an empirical study; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
Portuguese validation of the Internet Addiction Test: an empirical study; Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Portuguese validation of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short-Form; Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Prevalence and associated factors of Internet gaming disorder among community dwelling adults in Macao, China; Revista Brasileira De Psiquiatria
Problematic gaming behaviour and health-related outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Problematic gaming exists and is an example of disordered gaming
Proteus effect profiles: how do they relate with disordered gaming behaviours?; Psychiatric Quarterly
Psychometric Assessment of Internet Gaming Disorder in Neuroimaging Studies: A Systematic Review; Internet Addiction, Studies in Neuroscience, Psychology and Behavioral Economics
Psychometric assessment of the internet gaming disorder diagnostic criteria: an item response theory study; Addictive Behaviors Reports
Psychometric evaluation of the Persian Internet Disorder Scale among adolescents; Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Psychometric validation of the Generalized Problematic Internet Use Scale 2 in a Portuguese sample; Computers in Human Behavior
Psychometric validation of the Turkish gaming disorder test: a measure that evaluates disordered gaming according to the World Health Organization framework; Psychiatry and Clinical Psychopharmacology
Psychometric validation of the Turkish nine-item Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short Form (IGDS9-SF); Psychiatry Research
Psychopathological Symptoms and Gaming Motives in Disordered Gaming—A Psychometric Comparison between the WHO and APA Diagnostic Frameworks; Journal of Clinical Medicine
Researchers Release New Test For Video Gaming Addiction
Reseni digitalni a herni zavislosti: Vyyzva pro 21 stoleti [Solutions for digital and gaming addiction: A challenge for the 21st century]
Self-reported dependence on mobile phones in young adults: a European cross-cultural empirical survey; Journal of Behavioral Addictions
Sickness presenteeism determines job satisfaction via affective-motivational states; Social Science and Medicine
Spanish validation of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale–Short Form (IGDS9-SF): Prevalence and relationship with online gambling and quality of life; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Spanish validation of the Internet Gaming Disorder-20 (IGD-20) Test; Computers in Human Behavior
Tackling digital and gaming addiction: A challenge for the 21st Century
The associations between Big Five personality traits, gaming motives, and self-reported time spent gaming; Personality and Individual Differences
The conceptualisation and measurement of DSM-5 internet gaming disorder: the development of the IGD- 20 Test; PLoS ONE
The development and psychometric evaluation of the Internet Disorder Scale (IDS-15); Addictive Behaviors
The development and psychometric properties of the Internet Disorder Scale-Short Form (IDS9-SF); Addicta
The evolution of Internet addiction: a global perspective; Addictive Behaviors
The future of gaming disorder research and player protection: what role should the video gaming industry and researchers play?; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
The Game Transfer Phenomena Scale: an instrument for investigating the nonvolitional effects of video game playing; Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
The impact of Internet-based specific activities on the perceptions of internet addiction, quality of life, and excessive usage: a cross-sectional study; Addictive Behaviors Reports
The Physical, Emotional, and Identity User-Avatar Association with Disordered Gaming: A Pilot Study; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
The psychometrics of Internet addiction and Internet Gaming Disorder: A step towards measurement unification
The role of negative mood states and consequences of hypersexual behaviours in predicting hypersexuality among university students; Journal of Behavioral Addictions
The role of passion in exercise addiction, exercise volume, and exercise intensity in long-term exercisers; International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction
The Spanish version of the Internet Gaming Disorder Scale-Short Form (IGDS9-SF): Further examination using item response theory; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Validation of the Online Political Engagement Scale in a British population survey; Aloma: Revista de Psicologia, Ciències de l’Educació i de l’Esport
Validation of the ten-Item Internet Gaming Disorder Test (IGDT-10) and evaluation of the nine DSM-5 internet gaming disorder criteria; Addictive Behaviors
Where do gambling and Internet ‘addictions’ belong? : the status of 'other' addictions; The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies
Working towards an international consensus on criteria for assessing internet gaming disorder: a critical commentary on Petry et al. (2014); Addiction

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision