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Emotional Response of Internet Gaming Disorder Gamer Among Taiwan College Students

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Internet is fast developed and widely used in the world. People use internet for variety purposes, and over one billion users played computer games, but some of them addicted to internet or online game which was called Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD). IGD was defined and suggested investigating through standard criteria proposed by DSM-5. The symptoms of IGD include preoccupation with online activity, withdrawal, tolerance, and escape or relief from a negative mood. Some studies and scales considered that emotion was one feature or assessment of internet addiction (IA). Emotion brings psychological and physiological information of IGD. This study aimed to investigate emotional responses of IGD. Fifty college subjects in Taiwan were recruited and participated in an emotional induced experiment. IGD gamers reported different emotional intensity and expressed different autonomic nervous activity (from HRV) than non-IGD gamers when watching online game films. The emotional feature of IGD is worthy to be further studied to assist the development of research and applications.
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Keywords: ECG; Emotion; Facial Expression; Internet Gaming Disorder; Parasympathetic Activity; Respiration

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Institute of Computer Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan 2: Institute of Biomedical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan

Publication date: April 1, 2017

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