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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Video games--Psychological aspects; Video gamers--Psychology;

Abstract

Videogames are rapidly becoming more popular with children and adults alike. Ever since the mid 1980s, videogames have been a major part of pop culture and a widely accepted form of entertainment. With more advances of technology and internet, online gaming has also evolved. Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games such as Everquest and World of Warcraft have become a topic of addiction (msnbc.com, 2008). Some individuals have neglected jobs, families, and personal well-being to continue to play these games, with signs of addiction mimicking substance addiction. The American Psychiatric Association is even considering involving videogame addiction as a compulsive behavioral disorder in the DSM-V (msnbc.com, 2008).

Year of Submission

2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Linda J. Nebbe

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Date Original

2008

Object Description

1 PDF file (23 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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