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Investigating markers of behavioural addiction in excessive massively multiplayer online role-playing gamers

Metcalf, Olivia; Pammer, Kristen


There is current debate as to whether excessive use of massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) constitutes an addiction. The aim of the following two studies was to investigate two markers of behavioural addiction, cue-reactivity and impulsivity, in a sample of MMORPG users. Study 1 employed a rapid serial visual presentation paradigm that required identification and recall of MMORPG or neutral words. Eighteen MMORPG users identified as addicted using the Addiction-Engagement...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace - Cyberpsychology
DOI: 10.5817/CP2012-3-4


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