Chehek Rattra is an undergraduate student at the Department of Psychology, Canadian University Dubai, UAE. With a strong interest in the intersection of the human mind and culture, particularly in the MENA region, Chehek has participated in various research projects related to exploring the human mind and behavior and is particularly interested in understanding the ways in which culture and social context shape our psychological experiences. Chehek's research skills and dedication to the field have earned her recognition as a rising scholar. Chehek's recent publication on the fear of happiness in the MENA region highlights the need for greater focus on well-being and positive psychology intervention programs. Chehek hopes to continue exploring these areas of research and contributing to the field of psychology.
Game Play in a social society: Exploring the risk factors associated with Pathological Online Gaming among youth in Dubai
Concern over pathological or obsessive video game playing among children and teenagers around the world has grown as a result of increased internet use and video gaming. However, the prevalence of pathogenic symptoms is poorly understood in adolescents residing in Dubai who play video games, and the psychometric qualities of the instruments used to measure these symptoms. This analysis comprises surveying 450 students from over 15 universities in Dubai. The findings of this research provide empirical evidence that a variety of risk factors, including internet use and its impact on behavior and communication, regulate vulnerability to pathological online gaming. There is widespread agreement that factors in the development of internet and gaming addiction include players' goals, including overcoming unpleasant sentiments, success, networking, and immersion. Future research could inculcate the opinions of students from public universities as well as other Emirates.