Mind at Play: The Psychology of Video Games

By Geoffrey R. Loftus; Elizabeth F. Loftus | Go to book overview

INDEX
Ability, 43
Acceptance of video games, reasons for, 7-8
"Addictive behavior," 18; see also Video game addiction
"Adults only" games, 107
Adventure, as video game therapy, 147-48
Aggression, 41, 98, 129
Air Combat Maneuvering, 145
Alternate reality, 31
Alternative world phenomenon, 31-33
American Graffiti (movie), 85
Amis, Martin, 110
Analytical Engine, 167
Anxiety, 90
Apple II, 124
Arcade game, 5
Army, U.S., use of video games in training recruits, 143
ASCII code, 155
Asimov, Isaac, 4, 5n
Asteroids, 53, 54. 101n, 140; mental rotation, 59
Astro Blaster, 54
Atari, 96
Atkinson, Richard, 117
Attention, 46-50; selective, 46, 50
Auditory information, coping with, 56
Auditory modality, 47
Babbage, Charles, 166-68
Ban, on video games, 110, 183
Behavior, 110; collective, 92-97; healthy, 89-92; norms of society, 92; role of reinforcement in, 14; video games as model for, 97-105; visually guided, 116
Bell Telephone Laboratories, 169
Berzerk, 109
Blackjack, 72

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  • Title Page *
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  • Preface ix
  • Chapter 1 - Videomania 3
  • Chapter 2 - Why Vided Games Are Fun 10
  • Chapter 3 - Games and the Cognitive System 43
  • Chapter 4 - The Arcade Subculture 83
  • Chapter 5 - Learning from the Screen 112
  • Chapter 6 - The Computer Connection 153
  • Index 185
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