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Women’s and Children’s Health Update: Coercive design and gaming addiction

Women’s and Children’s Health Update: Coercive design and gaming addiction


In this episode:

– How game and social media designers manipulate the interface between site and user to promote engagement
– The factors that increase the risk for gaming dependency in children
– When an interest in gaming becomes a problem
– Working with those with a gaming dependency to help them overcome it



Host: Dr Terri Foran, Sexual Health Physician; Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, UNSW


Guest: James Driver, Psychotherapist; Black Dog Psychotherapy, registered with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand (PBANZ), member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (NZAP), Founder of NetAddiction NZ


Total time: 17 mins

Recommended Resources:


Net Addiction
Tristan Harris TED talk – 17 mins
The Social Dilemma Documentary on You Tube – 1 hr, 33 mins
– Google Ramin Shokrizade for more information on game design



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