Monday, September 21, 2015
The Effect of Video Games (part 1)
We have been hearing for years that children might suffer adverse effects from playing video games. Granted, children do sometimes get a little obsessively focused on games and have a harder time knowing when to stop when compared with adults. Of course, some adults also have the very same addictive tendencies—just google “deaths caused by video games” and you'll find stories about several adults that died from playing a game non-stop for too many sleepless days. But do video games really deserve the bad reputation they have been repeatedly saddled with from the media? A number of different scientific studies have been conducted about video game use, and there are varied but interesting results. This week, let's discover what some of these studies have to say about playing video games.