Faculty Advisor

Ciaraldi, Michael J.

Abstract

Video games are examined as a potential source of psychological addiction. Role-playing games in particular are studied due to their distinct characteristics and reputation through the media. Operant conditioning is also discussed as a rationale for video game addiction. An original online survey has been distributed to obtain information from video game players, and relevant results are displayed in each section, as well as at the end of the report.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Computer Science

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