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Glued to Games

How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound

By Scott Rigby, Richard M. Ryan

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This book offers a practical yet powerful way to understand the psychological appeal and strong motivation to play video games. With video game sales in the billions and anxious concerns about their long-term effects growing louder, Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellbound brings something new to the discussion. It is the first truly balanced research-based analysis on the games and gamers, addressing both the positive and negative aspects of habitual playing by drawing on significant recent studies and established motivational theory. Filled with examples from popular games and the real experiences of gamers themselves, Glued to Games gets to the heart of gaming's powerful psychological and emotional allure-the benefits as well as the dangers. It gives everyone from researchers to parents to gamers themselves a clearer understanding the psychology of gaming, while offering prescriptions for healthier, more enjoyable games and gaming experiences. Images from classic and modern video games illustrate key points and make the information accessible to all readers A bibliography of numerous psychological studies support the author's underlying motivational model

Product code: 9780313362248

ISBN 9780313362248
No. Of Pages 186
Publisher ABC-CLIO
This book offers a practical yet powerful way to understand the psychological appeal and strong motivation to play video games.