Dysfunctional Cognitions in Online Gaming and Internet Gaming Disorder: a Narrative Review and New Classification

  title={Dysfunctional Cognitions in Online Gaming and Internet Gaming Disorder: a Narrative Review and New Classification},
  author={Claudia Marino and Marcantonio M. Spada},
  journal={Current Addiction Reports},
Purpose of ReviewOver the last two decades, Internet gaming disorder (IGD) has emerged as a potential clinical entity. Dysfunctional cognitions relating to IGD have been the object of debate by scholars in the field. The aim of the current paper is to provide a narrative review and new classification of dysfunctional cognitions involved in IGD.Recent FindingsA wide range of dysfunctional cognitions have been investigated in online gaming. Recent research has indicated the importance and value… Expand
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