Evolving psychological and educational perspectives on cyber behavior

Abstract

An issue that has become increasingly relevant to the research community of cyber behavior is online gaming and gambling. According to LaPlante, Kleschinsky, LabBrie, Nelson, and Shaffer (2009), the population of online gambling is currently estimated between 1.2% and 8.1% of the general adult population worldwide. Coupled with the online gambling phenomenon are the issues related to psychology, emotional and physical health. Researchers are interested in identifying risk factors associated with the development and maintenance of problem gambling online. Readers will find in this volume chapters that focus on the cognitive, psychological and motivational factors related to online gambling. Over the years, Mark Griffiths and his colleagues have explored the human behavior and human factors concerning online gambling. This volume presents a collection of papers by Griffiths and colleagues on gambling community, cognitive processes and online gambling, and gambling behavior in the cyber world. Readers will find the reading beneficial as they start to question how the role of human factors and the variables specific to the cyber world would affect users' online gambling behavior. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)

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