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Does Video Game Addiction Fix Itself? | World of Psychology

By JOHN M. GROHOL, PSYD, http://psychcentral.com

Video game addiction — also known as problem video gaming — is an issue the media loves to hype (along with “Internet addiction“). Such gaming addiction is hard to define, but like pornography, some professionals say they “know it when they see it.”

One of the possible hypotheses put forth about these kinds of technology addictions back in 1999 was that what we were seeing wasn’t a behavioral addiction at all. Instead, it was suggested we were seeing the predictable adaptive behaviors of humans to unfamiliar stimuli in their lives. In this case, that stimuli was entertainment technology.

Emerging evidence suggests that this may be the case. And the really good news?

Video game addiction may resolve itself on its own — simply with time.

Read more and get the link to the scientific research at Does Video Game Addiction Fix Itself? | World of Psychology.

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2 comments on “Does Video Game Addiction Fix Itself? | World of Psychology

  1. abelsvoice
    November 20, 2012

    Reblogged this on Abel's Voice.

  2. Pingback: Gamers, Serious Games And Gamification In Social Work [VIDEO] [INFOGRAPHIC] | MOBILE SOCIAL WORK

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Lutz Siemer

Lutz Siemer

Education, Research & Development in Social Work & IT After working as an alternative practitioner and psychotherapist in private practice for nearly ten years I stepped over to higher education in 2005. At Saxion University of Applied Sciences I lecture and do research and development in the area of Social Work, Psychology and IT. Currently I'm focussing on merging mobile technology and social work.

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