I need help with my english paper

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FrostyFlakers

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12-10-2012

This is for research paper about video game addiction.

Please fill out this 1-2 minute survey. Your answers are completely anonymous:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/K2G99BM

You can answer even if you don't play video games. Thanks, it'll help me get a good grade .

Some obvious options like the PC gaming platform, and fighting and puzzle game genres are missing, but try to answer the best you can without them. I would change them, but the free survey program didn't let me once the survey got answered. Sorry...

And feel free to discuss the issue here. Like how much time does someone have to spend playing them to be addicted? What makes video games addicting? What video games have you gotten addicted to?
I know I definitely spend way too much time on video games.


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pwndabear

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12-10-2012

the DSM now recognizes online gaming and being online as a legit addiction


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FrostyFlakers

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12-10-2012

do you know where i can find that info? all the info Ive searched for says it doesn't


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Jesus the Friend

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12-10-2012

I'm pretty sure you can't have a "Video Game Addiction".

You can have a compulsion though...


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Fujiou

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12-10-2012

Maybe "addiction" is used differently in Mexico.

Here it refers to two types of addiction- those that are physical, and those that are purely mental. The mental addiction is what you are referring to as a compulsion. It is the same sort of addiction that gamblers and frequent marijuana-smokers experience.


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FrostyFlakers

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12-10-2012

well said Fujiou. I may just use that in my paper. ill reference you if i do.


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Amberleh

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12-10-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jesus the Friend View Post
I'm pretty sure you can't have a "Video Game Addiction".

You can have a compulsion though...

Gambling addiction.


Wouldn't a video game addiction be the same thing?


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Semper Damnatus

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12-10-2012

But gambling addiction is like the addiction to the thrill of chance, the thought of winning big, i assume the ones who are addicted to gambling is because they believe they will finally win.


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FrostyFlakers

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12-10-2012

Quote:
Originally Posted by Amberleh View Post
Gambling addiction.


Wouldn't a video game addiction be the same thing?
Thank you for bringing that up Amberleh. I will have to address this in my paper and yes semper i agree with you there. video game addiction and gambling addiction have a lot of similarities such as preoccupation or lying about how much time is spent gambling/gaming. however there are more symptoms associated with gambling addiction and research in video game addiction is not as conclusive as with gambling addiction.


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FrostyFlakers

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12-10-2012

Thank you to all those that took the time to fill out the survey. I reached the amount of surveys I needed.


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