The Research Team on Lifestyle and Multidisciplinary Research (HERMES) has released its third minisode of its podcast series on emerging hybrid games, and their impact on the everyday life of individuals and communities!
In this third minisode, the researchers focus on the notion of pleasure to understand and explain the experience of pleasure in the context of gambling and free-to-play games.
What do we mean by pleasure when we talk about games?
What role does it play in getting gamers hooked?
With the minisodes, the HERMES team hopes to cover in more detail specific topics also addressed in the longer episodes. If you are not able to tune in or if you would like a different perspective on what you heard in the long episodes, the minisodes might just be what you need!
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.