Techniques of Neutralization in Narratives of Addicted Gamers

Author: Nadine Jukschat Published in June 2021 in Psychological Studies Abstract Due to a hegemony of psychology, the phenomenon of addicted gaming tends to be conceptualized as a chronic illness. Taking a sociological perspective requires reframing the phenomenon: As deviant behavior, and therefore as a behavior, that goes against behavioral expectations of social groups. Such […]