In Excess

Gambling, Gaming and Extreme Behavior

Passive Joking

There are a number of references to various forms of ‘compulsive punning’ in the psychological literature. This blog takes a brief look at the psychological and neuropsychological research on why some individuals feel compelled to excessively pun. Read More


You forgot to mention the right therapy for witzelsucht: A good portion of nocebo.

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Dr. Mark Griffiths is a Chartered Psychologist and Director of the International Gaming Research Unit in the Psychology Division at Nottingham Trent University (UK).


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