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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.


  • online toolkit focuses on the problematic use of digital technology, for service providers
  • Risk Factors and Personality Traits Emerging research is exploring the connection between personality traits, risk factors, and problematic gaming.
  • Personality traits that correlate with problematic gaming among youth are: impulsive decision making, sensation-seeking behavior, low extraversion
  • Lists Gaming Disorder Warning Signs such as preoccupation and obsessive thought patterns about internet use, problematic behaviors, problematic thoughts, including self-doubt, low self-efficacy and negative self-appraisal, negative self-view, so a person uses internet to create a different version of themselves, as well as gain feedback, belief that one has more competence, confidence, comfort, and self-worth with online interactions and communications than with face-to-face contact.
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