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Addictive Adolescent Video Games
An examination on the amount of time playing video games that is considered to be addictive.
# 107361 | 1,136 words | 6 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper states that video gaming addiction has been recognized as a new form of addiction requiring treatment, as today's video games are extremely graphic and realistic. The paper discusses the fact that youth who escape into the world of video gaming, spending excessive time in this particular pursuit are at a high risk of developing video gaming addiction, which in turn is linked to violence among youth. The paper concludes that future research should concentrate on identification of individual characteristics that, when combined with excessive time spent video gaming, is likely to lead to the individual developing an addiction to video gaming.

Literature Review
Summary & Recommendations for Future Research

Sample of Sources Used:

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