publication . Article . 2017

An Overview of Structural Characteristics in Problematic Video Game Playing

Griffiths, MD; Nuyens, F;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2017 Journal: Current Addiction Reports, volume 4, issue 3, pages 272-283 (eissn: 2196-2952, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Abstract
Purpose of Review: There are many different factors involved in how and why people develop problems with video game playing. One such set of factors concerns the structural characteristics of video games (i.e., the structure, elements, and components of the video games themselves). Much of the research examining the structural characteristics of video games was initially based on research and theorizing from the gambling studies field. The present review briefly overviews the key papers in the field to date. \ud Recent Findings: The paper examines a number of areas including (i) similarities in structural characteristics of gambling and video gaming, (ii) struct...
Subjects
acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING
free text keywords: Problematic gaming, Structural characteristics, Internet gaming disorder, Gambling addiction, Gaming addiction, Technology Addiction (J Billieux, Section Editor)
Related Organizations
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Abstract
Purpose of Review: There are many different factors involved in how and why people develop problems with video game playing. One such set of factors concerns the structural characteristics of video games (i.e., the structure, elements, and components of the video games themselves). Much of the research examining the structural characteristics of video games was initially based on research and theorizing from the gambling studies field. The present review briefly overviews the key papers in the field to date. \ud Recent Findings: The paper examines a number of areas including (i) similarities in structural characteristics of gambling and video gaming, (ii) struct...
Subjects
acm: ComputingMilieux_PERSONALCOMPUTING
free text keywords: Problematic gaming, Structural characteristics, Internet gaming disorder, Gambling addiction, Gaming addiction, Technology Addiction (J Billieux, Section Editor)
Related Organizations
78 references, page 1 of 6

Griffiths, MD. A ‘components’ model of addiction within a biopsychosocial framework. J Subst Use. 2005; 10: 191-197 [DOI]

Griffiths, MD. Fruit machine gambling: the importance of structural characteristics. J Gambl Stud. 1993; 9: 101-120 [DOI]

Griffiths, MD. Gambling technologies: prospects for problem gambling. J Gambling Stud. 1999; 15: 265-283 [DOI]

Griffiths, MD, Parke, J, Reith, G. The environmental psychology of gambling. Gambling: who wins? Who loses?. 2003: 277-292 [OpenAIRE]

Parke, J, Griffiths, MD. The psychology of the fruit machine: the role of structural characteristics (revisited). Int J Ment Health Addict. 2006; 4: 151-179 [DOI]

Parke, J, Griffiths, MD, Smith, G, Hodgins, D, Williams, R. The role of structural characteristics in gambling. Research and measurement issues in gambling studies. 2007: 211-243

King, DL, Delfabbro, PH, Griffiths, MD. The role of structural characteristics in problem video game playing: a review. Cyberpsychology. 2010; 4 (1): 6

8.Brown RIF Gaming, gambling, risk-taking, addictions and a developmental model of a pathology of man-machine relationships. In: Klabberg J, Croowell D, de Jong H, Scheper W, editors. Simulation gaming. Oxford: Pergamon; 1989. p. 368.

Fisher, S, Griffiths, MD. Current trends in slot machine gambling: research and policy issues. J Gambl Stud. 1995; 11: 239-247 [PubMed] [DOI]

Griffiths, MD. Amusement machine playing in childhood and adolescence: a comparative analysis of video games and fruit machines. J Adolescence. 1991; 14: 53-73 [DOI]

Karlsen, F. Entrapment and near miss: a comparative analysis of psycho-structural elements in gambling games and massively multiplayer online role-playing games. Int J Ment Health Addict. 2011; 9 (2): 193-207 [DOI]

Johansson, A, Gotestam, KG. Problems with computer games without monetary reward: similarity to pathological gambling. Psychol Rep. 2004; 95: 641-650 [PubMed] [DOI]

Chase, HW, Clark, L. Gambling severity predicts midbrain response to near-miss outcomes. J Neuroscience. 2010; 30: 6180-6187 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

Clark, L, Crooks, B, Clarke, R, Aitken, MR, Dunn, BD. Physiological responses to near-miss outcomes and personal control during simulated gambling. J Gambl Stud. 2012; 28: 123-137 [PubMed] [DOI]

Clark, L, Lawrence, AJ, Astley-Jones, F, Gray, N. Gambling near-misses enhance motivation to gamble and recruit win-related brain circuitry. Neuron. 2009; 61: 481-490 [OpenAIRE] [PubMed] [DOI]

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publication . Article . 2017

An Overview of Structural Characteristics in Problematic Video Game Playing

Griffiths, MD; Nuyens, F;