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The Resource Glued to games : how video games draw us in and hold us spellbound, Scott Rigby and Richard M. Ryan

Glued to games : how video games draw us in and hold us spellbound, Scott Rigby and Richard M. Ryan

Label
Glued to games : how video games draw us in and hold us spellbound
Title
Glued to games
Title remainder
how video games draw us in and hold us spellbound
Statement of responsibility
Scott Rigby and Richard M. Ryan
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a practical yet powerful way to understand the psychological appeal and strong motivation to play video games. Video games have come a long way, from Atari's pinging, monochromatic Pong to the garish mayhem of Grand Theft Auto and the stylish sophistication of Beatles Rock Band. And it is no longer just teenagers that are hooked, audiences both young and old can't seem to get enough. But while "video-game addict" has become a common term, are these games really physically and psychologically addictive? With video game sales in the billions and anxious concerns about their longterm effects growing louder, this volume brings something new to the discussion. It is a 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, it 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
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Rigby, Scott
Dewey number
794.8
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.3
LC item number
.R55 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ryan, Richard M
Series statement
New directions in media
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  • Video games
  • Video games
  • Psychological aspects
  • Social aspects
  • Video games
  • Sport & Recreation
  • GAMES
  • Video games
  • Video games
Label
Glued to games : how video games draw us in and hold us spellbound, Scott Rigby and Richard M. Ryan
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emotional experience of games today -- Games and the need for competence -- Games and the need for autonomy -- Games and the need for relatedness -- Immersion and presence -- Dangerous waters: the addictive undertow of games -- The appeal and perils of aggression in video games -- Gaming beyond entertainment -- Relating to games: a practical road map
Control code
ocn705084943
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 186 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313362255
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
99948600064
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2A21BD99-B25B-436D-BF1B-025973D46B1F
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o705084943
  • (OCoLC)705084943
Label
Glued to games : how video games draw us in and hold us spellbound, Scott Rigby and Richard M. Ryan
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emotional experience of games today -- Games and the need for competence -- Games and the need for autonomy -- Games and the need for relatedness -- Immersion and presence -- Dangerous waters: the addictive undertow of games -- The appeal and perils of aggression in video games -- Gaming beyond entertainment -- Relating to games: a practical road map
Control code
ocn705084943
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 186 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780313362255
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
99948600064
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2A21BD99-B25B-436D-BF1B-025973D46B1F
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o705084943
  • (OCoLC)705084943

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