Personality and motivation in relation to internet gaming disorder

ScienceDaily | 9/5/2019 | Staff
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IGD is defined as, "persistent and recurrent use of the Internet to engage in games, often with other players, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress," by the American Psychiatric Association.

The study's authors noted that gamers' social tendencies, as determined by personality traits, may play a role in developing problematic gaming habits and addiction. When counselors understand the potential social context of clients' situations, they have more information to develop prevention and treatment strategies that treat the whole person and not just a diagnosis. More research is needed to understand the full interplay among personality, motivation, and...
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