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    Internet Gaming Disorder: cognitive components and implications for treatment

    Pontes, Halley and Griffiths, M.D. Internet Gaming Disorder: cognitive components and implications for treatment. In: Nottingham Trent University Cognitive Psychology Section Annual Conference, 03-05 Sep 2014, Nottingham, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Aims: The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has recently officially recognised Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) as a behavioural addiction that merits future research before being fully recognised as a new psychiatric condition. Despite growing research in this relatively new field, a full understanding of the cognitive mechanisms and behavioural patterns associated with IGD still remains unclear. The present study aimed to summarise and clarify the current literature on the cognitive factors underlying IGD. Method: A systematic literature review using the main psychological databases was conducted in order to identify the relevant studies. Criteria adopted for including studies included: i) empirical and/or literature review studies; ii) published in refereed journals; iii) in English, Portuguese or Spanish iv) between 1996 and 2014. Results: Several empirical and theoretical studies analysing the associated cognitive factors of IGD were identified. Additionally, the existing literature seems to systematically view the phenomenon of IGD and its treatment from a cognitive-behavioural perspective. Conclusions: IGD represents an issue of increasing attention and importance, the cognitive-behavioural model seems to be the model of choice adopted for explaining and treating IGD in different settings. Consequently, increasing the understanding of the cognitive psychology underlying IGD represents an important task for advancing the field and adding to the ever-increasing literature of behavioural addictions.


    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 14:11
    Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 16:19


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