Attentional bias proved for excessive video gaming

Attentional bias proved for excessive video gaming


According to the research of Olivia Metcalf, a PhD candidate at the Australian National University, people who spend an excessive amount of time playing video games are powerless to stop themselves from thinking about gaming.

Metcalf recruited 38 gamers from video game stores, internet cafes and on campus at the university, all of whom played games for more than five hours a week, averaging between 10 and 15 hours. Based on a completed questionnaire about negative consequences, 20 of the ...


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