Mia Hayek is an undergraduate student at the Department of Psychology at Canadian University Dubai, based in the UAE. Aiming to achieve her bachelor's degree, Mia has participated in various projects and research papers with associates and professors in her department. The fascination with understanding the human mind and behavior has made dedication Mia’s most effective trait in ensuring top-notch results. Her most recent publication on the topic of ‘The Fear of Happiness’ In the MENA region has raised drastic awareness of health, well-being, and positive psychology intervention programs regarding mental health. She will continue contributing and gaining knowledge through research and hard work in the art and science of
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.