Lack of consensus among scholars on the issue of video game “addiction”.

@inproceedings{Ferguson2020LackOC,
  title={Lack of consensus among scholars on the issue of video game “addiction”.},
  author={Christopher J. Ferguson and John Colwell},
  year={2020}
}
Whether pathological video game overuse constitutes a distinct mental disorder remains an issue of controversy among scholars. Both empirical data and scholarly opinions differ regarding the status of pathological gaming and whether “addiction” is the best frame by which to understand video game use. The current study sought to examine the status of scholarly opinions in a survey of 214 scholars to examine their opinion of possible behavioral effects of games. Results indicated a variance of… Expand

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