Game Addiction: The Experience and the Effects (Google eBook)
An eleven-year-old boy strangled an elderly woman for the equivalent of five dollars in 2007, then buried her body under a thin layer of sand. He told the police that he needed the money to play online videogames. Just a month later, an eight-year-old Norwegian boy saved his younger sister's life by threatening an attacking moose and then feigning death when the moose attacked him--skills he said he learned while playing World of Warcraft. As these two instances show, videogames affect the minds, bodies, and lives of millions of gamers, negatively and positively. This book approaches videogame addiction from a cross-disciplinary perspective, bridging the divide between liberal arts academics and clinical researchers. The topic of addiction is examined neutrally, using accepted research in neuroscience, media studies, and developmental psychology.
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This book is good. It tells both sides of this addiction. Even though this is not considered an addiction, it still is. And there are positive and negative effects.
Review: Game Addiction: The Experience and the EffectsUser Review - Desiree - Goodreads
Interesting book on gaming addiction and it's effects. Somewhat scholarly, not easy beach reading. Would recommend to any game addict or gaming widow. The author points out that intermittent ... Read full review
One The Digital Living Room
Two Media Experience and Real Illusion
Three Why They Play
Four Amatomy of a Game Addiction
Five Games Are Not Babysitters
Six The Road Ahead