BBC “Click” – Podcast: Violence & video games

Click here  to hear the program “Click” from BBC World Service (right-click to download). This particular show was about violence and video games, where I was invited to talk about GTP. The second part of my participation starts at 19:10.

Introduction to the first of the show: “Just how damaging are violent video games to the developing minds of adolescents and young adults, especially males? A new study from the USA using brain scans suggests that there may be significant changes to brain activity following regular playing of video games. Tom Hummer, an assistant professor of psychiatry at Indiana University in the USA discusses the outcomes of his study.

Click is also joined by Angelica Ortiz de Gortari from Nottingham Trent University, in the UK, who is a specialist in Game Transfer Phenomena. ”

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About Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari

Dr. Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari is Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research fellow in Cyberpsychology. Critical inquiry on the psychosocial implications of interactive media technologies has been her professional passion since undergraduate school, when she conducted one of the first studies on internet addiction. Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP) is her area of research expertise, for which she has won awards. Dr. Ortiz de Gortari’s research has been featured in different media worldwide including Discovery News, History Channel News, BBC World Service, the New Scientist and the International Herald Tribune. Her research on GTP has even inspired an episode of the TV series CSI: Cyber. She has published academically and presented at several international conferences. The goal of her research is maximizing the psychological and social benefits of interactive virtual technologies while reducing the potential risks it can present to some individuals.

Posted on December 8, 2011, in GTP, Media and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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