The Neuroscience of Gaming, Part III: When Gaming Goes Too Far

  • Published22 Jun 2016
  • Reviewed22 Jun 2016
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Psychologist Mark Griffiths discusses how, for a small minority of people, gaming can progress to an addiction.

The speaker, Mark Griffiths, is a professor at the College of Business Law & Social Sciences at Nottingham Trent University. He is a chartered psychologist and director of the International Gaming Research Unit. His main interests are in the areas of abnormal, social, and health psychology with particular emphasis on behavioral addictions (e.g., gambling addiction, videogame addiction, Internet addiction, and exercise addiction), cyberpsychology, and the psychology of sexual behavior. Griffiths is also a gaming consultant and works with the gaming industry to promote responsible gambling, social responsibility, harm minimization, and player protection. He is also a freelance journalist and writes for many national and international newspapers and magazines.

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