The Research Team on Lifestyle and Multidisciplinary Research (HERMES) has released its third episode of its podcast series on emerging hybrid games, and their impact on the everyday life of individuals and communities.
In the third episode, the researchers from the HERMES team take on the notion of pleasure in gambling and free-to-play games. This episode explores the role of pleasure in the gaming experience, and the implications of that experience regarding prevention and clinical intervention.
What role pleasure plays in game-playing?
What do we mean by pleasure when we talk about games?
What role does it play in getting gamers hooked?
How can we rethink our approach to gaming and gambling by taking pleasure as a central point of research?
Established in 2012, the HERMES research partnership team is led by Dr. Sylvia Kairouz, full professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University. It gathers researchers and clinicians specialized in the field of addiction studies from six universities in Québec and Europe and clinicians from the health sector. The HERMES team aims to generate a body of scientific knowledge regarding the reality of digital gambling that is useful for both researchers and clinicians, and to supports prevention initiatives and treatment.