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Internet gaming disorder and its associated cognitions and cognitive-related impairment: a systematic review using PRISMA guidelines


Pontes, HM and Griffiths, MD, Internet gaming disorder and its associated cognitions and cognitive-related impairment: a systematic review using PRISMA guidelines, Revista Argentina de Ciencias del Comportamiento, 7, (3) pp. 102-118. ISSN 1852-4206 (2015) [Substantial Review]

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DOI: doi:10.30882/1852.4206.v7.n3.9236


Background: Empirical research studies have highlighted the need to investigate the underlying cognitions and cognitive variables in relation to Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD). However, little is known about the possible cognitive-related impairments associated with IGD. Objectives: The present paper extends previous research and uncovers additional key general cognitive-related outcomes of IGD via a systematic review of the empirical literature. Methods: The PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Item for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis) guidelines were adopted. Internet-based bibliographic searches were conducted via seven major electronic databases (i.e., PsycARTICLES, PsycINFO, Web of Science, Core Collection BIOSIS Citation Index, MEDLINE, SciELO Citation Index, and PubMed) to access studies examining the association between IGD and cognitive outcomes. Results: A total of 17 empirical studies meeting the inclusion criteria that investigated the relationships between IGD and cognitions and/or cognitive-related outcomes were identified. Seven distinct cognitions and another ten distinct cognitive related impairments associated with IGD were identified. Conclusion: The present review found empirical evidence supporting the association of IGD with particular types of cognitions and specific cognitive related impairments.

Item Details

Item Type:Substantial Review
Keywords:internet gaming disorder, gaming addiction, behavioral addictions, DSM-5, PRISMA, systematic review
Research Division:Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
Research Group:Psychology
Research Field:Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Objective Field:Mental Health
UTAS Author:Pontes, HM (Dr Halley Pontes)
ID Code:132449
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:7
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2019-05-08
Last Modified:2019-06-03

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