Journal article

Impulsivity and Related Neuropsychological Features in Regular and Addictive First Person Shooter Gaming

Olivia Metcalf, Kristen Pammer

Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2014

Abstract

Putative cyber addictions are of significant interest. There remains little experimental research into excessive use of first person shooter (FPS) games, despite their global popularity. Moreover, the role between excessive gaming and impulsivity remains unclear, with previous research showing conflicting findings. The current study investigated performances on a number of neuropsychological tasks (go/no-go, continuous performance task, Iowa gambling task) and a trait measure of impulsivity for a group of regular FPS gamers (n=25), addicted FPS gamers (n=22), and controls (n=22). Gamers were classified using the Addiction-Engagement Questionnaire. Addicted FPS gamers had significantly higher..

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