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Day Two April 30 3:45pm-4:15pm

Opening Loot boxes to Scrutiny From Addiction Science

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    Dr Aaron Drummond

    Senior Lecturer    University of Tasmania

About the Speaker

Dr. Aaron Drummond is a cognitive cyberpsychologist with a keen interest in the psychological antecedents and consequences of digital media and technology use. Aaron’s research is concerned with issues such as the psychological effects of digital media use on aggression, mental health, academic performance, and cognition. Most recently, Aaron’s research on similarities between loot boxes in video games to conventional gambling has been published in the leading journals "Nature Human Behaviour", "Addiction", and “Computers in Human Behaviour”. He has contributed oral and written testimony to Governments on the subject of loot boxes in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, the UK, and the USA.