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Gambling, Gaming and Extreme Behavior

Getting Into Character

The potentially addicting nature of online gaming has been well documented over the last decade by many researchers. One of the unforeseen consequences of the online gaming revolution is the (sometimes seemingly extraordinary) demand for virtual within-game assets. But can the buying if such virtual asset be addictive? Read More

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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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