Meenakshy Nair is currently studying as an undergraduate student at the Canadian University Dubai, UAE where she is working towards her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Bearing an aim in mind to study and dwell on the different aspects of the human mind and behavior, Meenakshy has actively participated in multiple research-based papers and projects which has helped her work towards achieving her goal of understanding the impact of Psychology in the different areas of the world. Recently, Meenakshy worked on a research publication focusing on the domain of Positive Psychology, where the topic of “Fear of Happiness” was researched among the people of the MENA region. As an individual who is on this exciting journey of learning every day, and getting to understand the world through the eyes of a budding psychologist, Meenakshy wishes to keep being inspired by the diversity in the field of Psychology and keep consistently researching and studying, which will help her make extensive contributions to the various spheres 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.