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Attentional bias in excessive massively multiplayer online role-playing gamers using a modified Stroop task

Metcalf, Olivia; Pammer, Kristen

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There is considerable dispute regarding the nature of excessive or problematic Internet-related behaviour and whether it constitutes a clinical addiction. Classification of excessive gaming is hindered by a lack of experimental research investigating behavioural responses from gamers and comparing these patterns to those found in established addictions. We investigated whether an attentional bias for gaming-related words existed for addicted Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Gamers...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69902
Source: Computers in Human Behavior
DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2011.05.001

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