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Gaming: from Addiction Mechanisms to Clinical Practices

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Abstract Video game addiction is the main theme of this thesis. After a brief definition of addiction, the focus is on the specific addictive properties of Internet and games. Massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) are described, as they tend to be the most addictive type of game, with a specific focus on World of Warcraft (WoW). Issues of diagnostic criteria for Internet addiction and Internet gaming disorder (IGD) are be presented.
Keywords Video gameAddictionGamingGameMmorpg
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THORENS, Gabriel. Gaming: from Addiction Mechanisms to Clinical Practices. Université de Genève. Thèse de privat-docent, 2016. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:81891

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