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ERIC Number: EJ1095539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Video Games Related to Young Adults: Mapping Research Interest
Piotrowski, Chris
College Student Journal, v49 n1 p134-136 Spr 2015
This study attempts to identify the typological-research domain of the extant literature on video games related to college-age samples (18-29 years-of-age). A content analysis of 264 articles, from PsycINFO for these identifiers, was performed. Findings showed that negative or pathological aspects of video gaming, i.e., violence potential, aggression, and addiction held high research attention. Also, brain functions, cognitive efficiency, and perceptual-motor reactivity and coordination are major investigatory areas. Moreover, constructive adaptations of video games for rehabilitation, physical activity, and academic instruction garner modest research interest. Neglected areas of research emphasis include: creativity, therapeutic interventions, social isolation, conflict resolution, leisure, and propensity for risk-taking. This bibliometric analysis highlights a) the scope of research attention devoted to specific video games topics, and b) the need for mapping the investigatory domain of video game literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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