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Video Game Addiction Advice?3Izya2012-10-12 08:12:03
Hi all, MedlinePlus MedlinePlus So my boyfriend of 6.5 years only had a life-changing revelation last week. He admitted his addiction to video games, he realized how it has affected his life (problems with work, school), and decided to "quit". Has decided to enroll in a four-year college and pursue their career dreams. Therefore, I support. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I am a Masters second year level psychology student, and recommended either quit or take a break (several months) before attempting to re-enter the game back to life. I think gambling can become a real addiction, and should be treated as a real addiction. Knowing the personal story of my boyfriend, I know he has an addictive personality. He has had problems in the past with cigarettes and chewing snuff too. It has also been previously diagnosed with ADHD and has had bouts of depression, which I understand are factors contributing to addiction. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus My problem is that when you re-enrolled in school, spoke with one of the academic advisors, and she advised him to stop playing not only to monitor and try to keep it at bay. My boyfriend has decided that its advice is more credible than mine, because he works for the academic advising center, and I'm only second year graduate student (mind you, I looked at her credentials and she is just BS and MS degrees, not actual degree or license in Psychology). He has already decided that it will begin to "practice" their game this week, after only a week without playing. I feel this is too soon, but right now my advice is not to listen. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I fear that he is preparing for failure. He will plunge back into their old environment and I'm not there to help (not live together, and even if we did I'm about to leave town for a couple of weeks and will not have reliable communication). This "consultant" not discuss strategy with him, did not try to teach skills to cope and adapt, just told him that he must learn to deal with it now, so we're not dealing with him in the fall semester. And because she has "dealt with people who have this problem before," now is the expert who knows everything my boyfriend. In my humble opinion I think that was just an addict, and since someone has told you it's okay, he's going to do. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Anyway, I guess I'm frustrated, and I'm not sure how to address the situation. Classes this semester just ended for me, I'd be in the office of a teacher asking these questions. Please do not answer rude, disrespectful and not constructive.
I want to oversee the concept art, design, plot, narrative etc. of a video game: How does that work?0kolen2012-10-08 05:00:36
I have only 15, so I do not know this kind of thing , but basically I have all this world layout in my head and I really want it to be a video game . I 've come up with some very unique and interesting concepts that I know have not been done before and I have really wanted to see my style , the story and the characters come to life in about the next decade or so . The only problem is ... What exactly I have to do for that? Who do I contact? Do I need a lot of money or connections before you can think about it ? I'm thinking of getting degrees in Fine Arts and Psychology after high school. Would it be enough or will I need training in digital media as well ? I have no plans of making video games for a living , but I want to be an artist and be the creative mind behind one . Any information would be greatly appreciated !
Do I have to take a special course in Game Programming to take it in University?0manuel2012-10-07 13:26:14
None of my local schools do some special college course and I plan to do any decent courses either so I was thinking of taking : MedlinePlus MedlinePlus MedlinePlus law MedlinePlus Psychology Media Studies MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Film Studies MedlinePlus But is there something specific you have to take to get to a game programming course at Uni ?
Best path to becoming a computer game designer?0july2012-11-05 13:17:50
I'm currently 16 years old and I've picked my A-levels as English literature, history, media and art. My back ups are I.C.T and psychology. This isn't finalised as I have an interview to attend. Are these good A-levels to go on in becoming a computer game designer? By a computer game designer I mean someone who writes the storyline, picks the setting and makes storyboards of how the game is going to look. I'm not so much interested in the programming. Animation I wouldn't mind, but ultimately something that involves ideas. What tips would you give someone who is going to work at becoming a game designer? Is there certain things I can do? Qualifications I need? All help will be great!
What are some degrees that would be good for entering into a career of game development?2Aden2012-10-14 09:40:03
Although I know I'm right for an education in psychology , but I've always wanted to go into game development . I just need to know what college degrees or programs would help me get into programming and / or conceptual area of game design .
Addiction therapist......?1stacey graham2012-10-21 04:20:03
I'm about to start my second year in college and I know I will get a master's degree in psychology , because my dream is to become an addiction therapist , but there are things you should be doing now to help me reach my goal , as a volunteer in certain places ?
Where can I find an educational video?3Destinie2017-11-09 05:23:21
I'm studying Highers ( A Levels ) Where I can find a good video / slides to help me study ? I'm doing Human Biology and Psychology .
What area of psychology is addiction?1emmie2012-10-22 00:30:03
I only learned about cognitive, biological and personality . I searched Google and I found addiction that has become an independent area of study now . Yet I wonder if addiction can be identified by different areas of psychology and how. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Thanks in advance .
Depression after overcoming an addiction?0LeWeane2012-11-05 06:29:02
Whats up everyone! MedlinePlus Today is one of my first days " of freedom .. I used to have a pretty bad habit oxycontin happened in my life ******* pretty bad . After one year in hell , while attending college, I decided to leave at once right in the middle of my semester ... it may have been the best decision of my life leaving opiates . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus However, since I stopped narcotics have not been able to overcome a terrible depression that has developed what I can attribute to opioid use . I've thought about therapy , but have generally been ignoring the pressure due to the amount of work experience daily . ( I'm going to UC Santa Barbara for a master and I have 2 jobs working ) MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I feel much better as a person since I stopped any drug / booze completely. However, I feel like I have some kind of depression symptoms . Although I feel like I'm a healthier (physically ) person , experiment prolonged series of exhaustion, emotional depression and anger at an extreme level . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus I wonder if it is related to my previous addiction to OxyContin . Although I'm dead sure it is related , I'd like a second opinion here .
NRHH: CAN YOU GIVE OPINIONS ON THIS VIDEO?0trouble2012-10-20 10:40:19
Well , I'm trying to major in Psychology and a college assignment I supposed to evaluate this guy who has posted a video that describes how you feel suicidal , so I can give advice on how you should evaluate this child and try to give some kind of advice that we will make you feel better. It's just a role , but I need inspiration to start writing .... MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Please watch the video , is very short : http://www.youtube.com / watch? v = jfu1FIHy1 ... MedlinePlus MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Thanks in advance .
Do you believe sexual addiction is real or an excuse?1Kristine2012-10-09 16:12:03
I'm taking a human sexuality class for my marriage and therapy program . My issue is about sexual addiction . Many within the psychological community seems to be divided as to whether this disorder is real . Now I want your opinion . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Do you think sex addiction is real ? Why and why not ? MedlinePlus MedlinePlus Also, what behaviors or symptoms not think that describing sex addiction .
What degrees do I need to get to work in rehab/addiction?1Kagura2012-10-05 04:08:03
I will be a freshman in college this fall . I want to help people with addiction in rehab , but I'm not sure how I would go about getting into this profession . I want to be able to prescribe medications that help people detox and help through counseling . I would get at least my degree in psychology and twice more if possible. Any help would be great!

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