With video game sales in the billions and anxious concerns about their long-term effects growing louder, qGlued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellboundq brings something new to the discussion. It is the first truly balanced research-based analysis on the games and gamers, addressing both the positive and negative aspects of habitual playing by drawing on significant recent studies and established motivational theory. Filled with examples from popular games and the real experiences of gamers themselves, qGlued to Gamesq gets to the heart of gaming's powerful psychological and emotional allure--the benefits as well as the dangers. It gives everyone from researchers to parents to gamers themselves a clearer understanding the psychology of gaming, while offering prescriptions for healthier, more enjoyable games and gaming experiences.With video game sales in the billions and anxious concerns about their long-term effects growing louder, aquot;Glued to Games: How Video Games Draw Us In and Hold Us Spellboundaquot; brings something new to the discussion.
|Title||:||Glued to Games|
|Author||:||Scott Rigby, Richard M. Ryan|
|Publisher||:||ABC-CLIO - 2011|