Although not officially recognized by the American Medical Association, to any mom that has struggled with a teen who just will not leave their video game system to do homework or eat dinner, gaming addiction is real. While some teens can play a video game and balance school, sports activities, and friends, some get wrapped [...]
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Addictive patterns show up in many places, video games being one of them. While there is still debate on whether or not there is such a thing as a gaming addiction, psychology researchers from Canberra are offering evidence that video games can become addictive in a small percentage of gamers.
Most parents worry about their children spending too much time on video games and social media sites. Quinn Pitcock was a former first-team All-American NFL defensive tackle who derailed his career with video game addictions and depression, according to a recent story.
Is it possible to develop an addiction to an app on a smartphone to the point that it dictates your behavior in public? A recent battle between Alec Baldwin and American Airlines suggests such an addiction is not only possible, it can also dictate how you treat others. A CBS News report on the incident [...]
Cybersex is making new headlines in connection with Facebook, and generating alarm about games that are geared toward children and teens but involve cybersex between virtual characters.
It can be hard to pull a teen away from the video game, but parents may want to invest more effort in doing so, thanks to the findings of a new study examined in this Science Daily release. An international research team has discovered further evidence to suggest that video game addiction is real.
Video game addicts often withdraw from social activity as they become more and more involved in the challenges of their gaming system. As their addiction becomes more severe, the addict may make choices that sever ties with family and social networks, as well as impacting academic or employment opportunities.
Most women just don’t get it: she keeps walking through the family room as she finishes up the work for the night and she studies him as she goes by. He’s sitting on the edge of his seat, elbows on his knees, controller in his hand with his thumbs flying from analog stick to buttons. [...]
Video games started out as a popular entertainment option for the slightly computer savvy, as early as the 1970s. Today, they are even more popular than ever, even to the point of what some call harmful addictions for thousands of “gamers” – though varying definitions of game addiction exist. The issue is drawing more attention, [...]
Parents and kids alike are aware that video games are a big part of the American youth culture. Some parents insist that their kids are, in fact, addicted to video games. Is this simply parents complaining about their kids’ hobbies that they may or may not appreciate, or is there scientific support for pathological video [...]