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ERIC Number: EJ1192055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Problem Gaming: A Short Primer
Gorman, Thomas E.; Gentile, Douglas A.; Green, C. Shawn
American Journal of Play, v10 n3 p309-327 Spr 2018
As the popularity of video games has risen so too has the worry about the problems associated with playing them. The authors review the research concerning problem gaming, its similarity to some clinical addictions like gambling and drug and alcohol abuse, and current treatment options. They conclude that, regardless of how researchers and medical professionals assess the nature of a gaming disorder, few who play video games experience negative consequences from doing so and, at best, only a small subset of players might be considered to suffer from an addiction to it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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