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Risks Leading to Gaming Disorder

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jan 2, 2019 11:00 pm
  • 13:53

Guest: Douglas Gentile, Professor of Psychology, Iowa State University. If you’re counting the days ‘til your kids go back to school so they’ll be forced to step away from the video game console, this might ease your mind. Video game addiction has become prevalent enough that the World Health Organization now considers it a treatable disorder. But when it comes to the likelihood of developing a gaming addiction, the amount of time someone spends playing may not matter as much as why they play.