Internet: Refuge for those with psychotic leanings?

February 14, 2010


: If you’re answering a questionnaire and are asked if you experience big mood swings and enjoy scenes movie scenes of ‘violence and torture’, think twice before answering yes. It points to high rankings on ‘psychoticism‘. (And considering that millions enjoy watching 24, it might lead to worrisome conclusions about our society.)

In any case, a study of Internet behavior carried out by Turkish researchers appears to show that…’people with higher levels of psychosis are more likely to take refuge in online dealings, and to use the Internet as a substitute for face-to-face contact’.(ex Murketing). Could that explain Facebook’s soaring popularity? The social behavior of mere neurotics, I should note, seems to be unswayed by…