Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Video games--Psychological aspects; Video gamers--Psychology;
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
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Linda J. Nebbe
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©2008 Christopher S. Hager
Hager, Christopher S., "Growing epidemic of videogame addiction" (2008). Graduate Research Papers. 788.