Saturday, December 30, 2006

A reason why video games are hard to give up

"It's our contention that the psychological 'pull' of games is largely due to their capacity to engender feelings of autonomy, competence, and relatedness," says Ryan. The researchers believe that some video games not only motivate further play but "also can be experienced as enhancing psychological wellness, at least short-term," he says.

1 comment:

J.B. said...

This probably has a lot to it! I've been a gamer practically my whole life, but my girlfriend can't really say the same. When it comes to World of Warcraft, though, she plays so much that she's out-leveled me! Good article!