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    Videogame addiction research: exploring key issues and ways forward

    Pontes, Halley (2019) Videogame addiction research: exploring key issues and ways forward. In: 6th International Conference on Behavioral Addictions (ICBA2019), 17-19 Jun 2019, Yokohama, Japan.

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    Background and Aims: Videogame addiction has recently received increased attention from official medical and psychiatric bodies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) due to the latest developments in the field. Al-though research on videogame addiction has proliferated over the last two decades and sev-eral milestones were achieved, challenges in research still abound. Methods: The present talk is based on an analysis of the extant literature on videogame addiction research and will aim to highlight five key current issues facing the field and provide evidence-based insights on how future research may overcome such issues. Results: The literature suggests the exis-tence of key challenges and issues in videogame addiction research regarding 1) the adoption of inconsistent definition and nomenclature; 2) absence of solid conceptual and theoretical models; 3) inconsistent assessment practices in research and clinical settings; 4) insufficient neurobiological evidence; and 5) lack of robust cross-cultural evidence. Conclusions: Over-all, key challenges and issues identified may be overcome with joint effort from scholars across different scientific domains. Furthermore, potential insights on the ways forward will be considered during the talk to enable researchers consider how they may be able to assist in advancing the field further.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2021 18:29
    Last Modified: 26 May 2021 18:29


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