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Session Name: When the Fun Stops: The Science of Addiction
Speaker(s): Andrew Przybylski
Company Name(s): University of Oxford
Track / Format: Advocacy
Overview: The American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have called for studies investigating video game addiction. The APA has identified "Internet Gaming Disorder" and the WHO has flagged "Gaming Disorder" as conditions possibly meriting treatment though it is not clear what these controversial moves mean for developers or scientists. In this talk, Professor Andrew Przybylski will explain the specific decisions taken by these health bodies, and what scientists know, don't know, and want to know about problematic play. The discussion will focus on the practical implications of the evidence and concrete ways developers can help advance science.

GDC 2019

Andrew Przybylski

University of Oxford

free content

Advocacy

Advocacy