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All Trolled Up

Trolling appears to be a variably defined concept, with multiple definitions existing. Research into trolling in various online environments is starting to grow. This article breifly looks at the psychology of trolling within online gambling environments. Read More

How about in person?

Hello Dr. Griffiths,

I love trolling but only engage in person with people I know (or have just met). Are you familiar with any content around that topic? It's very much an addictive compulsion that produces endless amusement for me and I'd like to understand it better.

Thanks for your time.

-William

From my experience Trolls can

From my experience Trolls can be both positive and negative this can be seen on Facebook at "Elio Motors". One side is the fans the other is the doubters. both sides have an argument, lines get crossed. Fans become Trolls for the product. Lots of good research material there.

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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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