MMORPGs: The Perspective from Psychology
Every day, millions of users interact, collaborate, and form relationships with each other through avatars in online environments known as Massively Multi-User Online Role-Playing Games (MMORPGs). These online environments offer tantalizing glimpses of how millions of avatars interact on a daily basis outside of a laboratory setting and what users derive from that experience. In this paper, the demographics, motivations, experiences among Chinese MMORPG Players will be presented, analyzed and discussed.
Q. Ge "MMORPGs: The Perspective from Psychology", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 460-461, pp. 388-393, 2011