Coding & Tech

Understanding Gaming Addiction: A Project Based Learning Class

A psychology class that teaches about how addiction is built into gaming through instruction and interactive activities.
628 total reviews for this teacher
New class

55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

How Outschool Works

Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Jun 22

Jun 22 - Jul 20 (5 weeks)
5pm - 5:55pm

Thu Jun 23

Jun 23 - Jul 21 (5 weeks)
7pm - 7:55pm

Wed Jul 27

Jul 27 - Aug 24 (5 weeks)
9pm - 9:55pm

Don't see a time that works for you?


Class Experience

Create an addictive game by learning about the techniques companies use to create addiction in players. 
Our teachers have worked in the addictions field for over 20 years and worked with teenagers for longer than that. This is a course that is aimed at a younger demographic and has been adjusted for this age group. 

Les Pauling created and ran a prison addictions program for over 15 years that was acclaimed as one of the best programs in the country. He has his masters in guidance counseling. 
Students may need to spend time outside of class to finish their projects. 
Students may want pen and paper or access to some sort of program like google slides to create their presentations (though that isn't required). 
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class is educational and not a replacement for counseling or therapy. This class is to help students identify the tricks that companies use to create addiction and to recognize those things when they encounter them in everyday life. 

This class many students do not WANT to take and we have found that students may log in for 2-5 minutes and log off telling parents "It was boring." We have students who game during class. These are classic defensive behaviors, and while they are expected to some degree, we can not force your student to participate. 

No refunds will be given for a student who leaves early. 

Students who share inappropriate things during their presentations may be removed from class if redirection doesn't work. No refunds will be given for inappropriate behavior.

Offered by

Nicole Pauling AcademyofWonder, History FNAF Games
Lives in the United States
Interesting History Classes, FNAF Clubs, Minecraft, Drawing, and Anime
628 total reviews
408 completed classes

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