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Flourishing and video games

Vella, Kellie & Johnson, Daniel M. (2012) Flourishing and video games. In Cermak-Sassenrath, Daniel, Walker, Charles, & Tan, Chek Tien (Eds.) Proceedings of The 8th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Playing the System, ACM Press, Aotea Centre, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Studies dedicated to understanding the relationship between gaming and mental health, have traditionally focused on the effects of depression, anxiety, obsessive usage, aggression, obesity, and faltering ‘real life’ relationships. The complexity of game genre and personality aside, this review aims to define a space for a positive relationship between videogame play and wellbeing by applying current videogame research to the criteria that defines the wellbeing construct ‘flourishing’. Self- determination theory (SDT), and flow provide context, and areas of overlap are explored.

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ID Code: 54516
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Videogames, Wellbeing, Flow, Self-determination theory, Flourishing
DOI: 10.1145/2336727.2336746
ISBN: 9781450314107
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700) > Health Promotion (111712)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300) > Digital and Interaction Design (120304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: 2012 ACM
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Deposited On: 09 Nov 2012 10:26
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2012 16:35

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