internet gaming disorder

internet gaming disorder, while not listed in the DSM as an official disorder, appears in the section listing conditions requiring further study. Video games, including multiplayer games played over the Internet, have become wildly popular across the world (Kuss, Griffiths, & Pontes, 2017). For a minority of people, playing such games can take on a pathological quality, affecting their well-being and occupational and social lives. Criteria for Internet gaming disorder include persistent engagement and preoccupation with gaming, tolerance, withdrawal, loss of interest in other activities, and clinically significant impairment or distress (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Research to define and study Internet gaming disorder is well underway, along with substantial differences of opinion in the field as to whether it is even a true mental disorder (Kuss et al., 2017; Petry et al., 2018). Nevertheless, the World Health Organization announced in 2018 that it would include it, as “gaming disorder,” in the addictive disorders section of the ICD-11, the newest edition of the international classification system used worldwide (WHO, 2018).Based on this information, you will find and summarize a journal article that examines Internet Gaming Disorder. The article must be from a scholarly journal and must focus on Internet Gaming Disorder. Make sure you include the following:

  1. What is the purpose of the article? What is it focusing on specifically? What past research and information/data do they discuss? What theory/theories do they examine or review (this is all found in the introduction/literature review section of the article) (about a page)
  2. If your article has a research study, what were the hypothesis? What did the study consist of and who participated (this would be your methods section).What were the results? What are the implications for future research? For a non-research article, what where the major findings or points that the author(s) presented? (2-3 paragraphs)
  3. What are your thoughts/opinion about the article and overall, about Internet Gaming Disorder? Do you agree with the authors? Do you believe this should be a disorder? Provide a thoughtful/meaningful reflection and critique (2 paragraphs)
  • This assignment should be 2-3 pages of text (not including cover or reference page)
  • Number your responses (do not include the questions and do not do it in essay format)
  • You do not have to cite the article in your responses, if you choose to use an additional reference (you don’t have to, up to you), then you need to cite it in your paper
  • Follow APA style for formatting, i.e. double spaced, 12-inch font, cover/reference page
  • Follow the guidelines given above for how long each answer should be
  • Remember it needs to be an article from a scholarly journal, use google scholar or the UIC library database. If you do not use a scholarly journal article you will get a 0
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