Looking for Video Game Addicts for a Thesis in Psychology

Dr Strange

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May 19, 2018
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Hi. We're currently undertaking a research for our bachelor's degree in psychology. Having said this, we're in need of at least 2 persons who meets at least 6 of the DSM-V's criteria for video game addiction. The criteria are:

1. Preoccupation with Internet games. (The Individual thinks about previous gaming activity or anticipates playing the next game; Internet gaming becomes the dominant activity in everyday life).
2. Withdrawal symptoms when Internet gaming is taken away. (These symptoms are typically described as irritability, anxiety, or sadness, but there are no physical signs of pharmacological withdrawal).
3. Tolerance--the need to spend increasing amounts of time engaged in Internet games.
4. Unsuccessful attempts to control the participation in Internet games.
5. Loss of interests in previous hobbies and entertainment as a result of, and with the exception of, Internet games.
6. Continued excessive use of Internet games despite knowledge of psychosocial problems.
7. Has deceived family members, therapists, or others regarding the amount of Internet gaming.
8. Use of Internet games to escape or relieve a negative mood (e.g., feelings of helplessness, guilt, anxiety).
9. Has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, or educational or career opportunity becuase of participation in Internet games.

If you or anyone you know meets at least 6 of these criteria, please contact me at [email protected] or @s0cratesean (twitter), or Sean Daniel Mercado Manalo (facebook). Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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