STUDIES IN SIMULATION AND GAMING
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Print ISSN : 1345-1499
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Exploring the Connection between Personality and Affinity for Computer Games using the Rorschach Test and Sandplay
Yoshiharu Yamamoto
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2018 Volume 28 Issue 1 Pages 12-23

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In this study, the connection between personality and affinity for computer games was investigated using the Rorschach test and sandplay, and a scale to determine the affinity for computer games was developed. The Rorschach test revealed that those who had a high affinity for computer games had a tendency to project their internal image upon the external stimuli of chromatic colors with certain form, which meant that their emotional response to the outer world was well adjusted. Those who spent long periods playing computer games on non-portable platforms like PCs and consoles, however, tended to have problems with reality testing. In the process of expressing themselves through sandplay, some participants’ creations were outstanding. The affinities for computer games of those with outstanding sandplay creations were investigated. The outstanding sandplay of those with a high affinity for computer games displayed regression, which suggested that the exhibitions of creativity of those with a high affinity would be connected to regression.

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