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Contact: Melissa Greco Lopes
University of Rochester

Andrew Przybylski, Oxford University

Caption: "Any player who has thrown down a remote control after losing an electronic game can relate to the intense feelings or anger failure can cause," explains lead author Andrew Przybylski, a researcher at the Oxford Internet Institute at Oxford University, who said such frustration is commonly known among gamers as "rage-quitting."

Credit: Oxford University

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