Mar 10, 2010, 09:18AM

The Psychology of Video Games

With a PhD in psychology and a borderline insane interest in gaming, Jamie Madigan breaks down all the reasons you can't turn off the damn Wii and go play outside. Look the sun's out! It's a nice day! What are you doing sitting on the couch? Don't you have friends? It's not normal, I tell you! Well, you just better not still be sitting here when your father gets home, I'll tell you that much!

What leads gamers to join one guild in a massively multiplayer game or one clan in an online shooter over another guild or clan? Why do you post on the gaming messageboard that you do as opposed to one of the other countless alternate ones? And once you’re in a group, what kind of things make you leave?


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