Online Gaming Addiction Among College Students. Presented by James Sutherland. Reasons for Addiction. Stress from intense school work Fear of Social Interaction Anonymous from the real world Role Reversal Socially inept now socially acceptable in virtual world
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Online Gaming AddictionAmong College Students Presented by James Sutherland
Reasons for Addiction • Stress from intense school work • Fear of Social Interaction • Anonymous from the real world • Role Reversal • Socially inept now socially acceptable in virtual world • 8.1% of college students play games online • 65% Regular players • Players are split evenly among Men and Women
Symptoms • Most non-school hours are spent on the computer • Not keeping up with assignments • Dropping out of Social Groups • Feel depressed or angry when not on the computer • Would rather play games than spend time with friends and family
Why so Addictive? • Endless goal oriented layout • Constant adrenaline from never ending virtual experience • Stuck in a virtual community • Instant social interaction
Games, MMORPG's, & Facebook • Video games • PS3, XBOX 360, Wii • Massive Multiplayer Role Playing Games • World of Warcraft (WoW) • Everquest • Warhammer Online • Facebook & Myspace
Balance, Balance, Balance… • Online gaming, gambling, and Internet surfing can be as dangerous as drug and alcohol addiction • High Stress and Complex life of college student can lead to online addiction • There is no substitute for friends, family, and real life social interaction • Home