Thursday, February 6, 2014

The Psychology of Video Game Addiction

Click HERE to read a story on the psychological aspects of video game addiction (the article was written by Jack Flanagan and posted on The Week).  Psychology students may find it interesting that this article covers a wide variety of topics and areas discussed in many of their courses...physiological psychology, learning theory, the partial reinforcement effect, coping mechanisms, social issues, and, of course, addiction.  Regardless of whether you believe video game addiction exists, this article provides some interesting reading on the topic.  Enjoy!