New book available for preorder: The Video Game Debate: Unravelling the Physical, Social, and Psychological Effects of Video Games (eds. Rachel Kowert & Thorsten Quandt; publisher: Routledge). Table of contents for this highly interesting, multidisciplinary volume is below:
1. A Brief History of Video Games – James D. Ivory
2. The Rise (and Refinement) of Moral Panic – Nicholas D. Bowman
3. Are Electronic Games Health Hazards or Health Promoters? – Cheryl K. Olson
4. The Influence of Digital Games on Aggression and Violent Crime – Mark Coulson and Christopher J. Ferguson
5. Gaming Addiction and Internet Gaming Disorder – Mark D. Griffiths
6. Social outcomes: Online game play, social currency, and social ability – Rachel Kowert
7. Debating How to Learn From Video Games – John L. Sherry
8. Video Games and Cognitive Performance – Gillian Dale and C. Shawn Green
9. Exploring Gaming Communities – Frans Mäyrä
10. No black and white in video game land! Why we need to move beyond simple explanations in the video game debate – Thorsten Quandt and Rachel Kowert
The publisher’s pages for the book are at: http://www.tandf.net/books/details/9781138831636/
There is also an Amazon.com page for pre-ordering: http://www.amazon.com/The-Video-Game-Debate-Psychological/dp/1138831638 .
Also, the author’s version of my chapter that discusses the study of “gaming communities” is available from here: http://people.uta.fi/~frans.mayra/Gaming_Communities.pdf.