Date of publication: 2017-08-24 04:26
Researchers have done thousands of studies on gaming since the 6985s, often with unmistakably negative results. Some associated video games with an increased risk of epileptic seizures, while others cautioned that the games could provoke dangerously elevated heart rates. Many studies also linked violent games to aggression and anti-social behavior.
But before forsaking traditionally good influences for the lure of joysticks, high-resolution monitors and a crate of Visine, consider the common-sense advice proffered by psychosocial researcher Andrew K. Przybylski, .: “The small positive effects observed for low levels of regular electronic play do not support the position that games provide a universal solution to the challenges of development and modern life.”
Video games are a staple in our society, and no matter how much ink and venom is spent lamenting their obsession in our culture, short of the apocalypse, video games are here to stay. Therefore, it behooves teachers, parents, leaders, and the like to familiarize themselves with video games and not to settle for mere passing remarks that serve only to highlight the abuse of video games. Moreover, it is quite pertinent that the virtues of video games are brought forward. The following is just two of many good qualities that, if harnessed properly, can aid in the flourishing of the human heart: recreation and music.
You pick up skills from whatever you do, and you can decide to aim those skills in an intellectual direction, he said, crediting video games with broadening his interests and improving his mental dexterity. They definitely enhanced the abilities I needed in life that weren't always directly present. Without a doubt they have benefited me.
It took only a few hours for the authorities to link the massacre to Lanza&rsquo s playing of violent video games. "[People heading the investigation] don't believe this was just a spreadsheet," a police officer later told the New York Daily News. "They believe it was a score sheet. This was the work of a video gamer, and it was his intent to put his own name at the very top of that list."
In my own papers , I have pointed out many features and qualities that make video games potentially useful. For instance, in an educational context, video games can be fun and stimulating, which means it’s easier to maintain a pupil’s undivided attention for longer. Because of the excitement, video games may also be a more appealing way of learning than traditional methods for some.
Did you know that many species of dolphin have brains that are larger than ours? And they’re out there, with their big brains, just somersaulting about in the ocean and masturbating. Patiently waiting for us to annihilate ourselves so they can inherit the planet.
Research released last month has suggested that antisocial behaviour in video games actually may make players more morally sensitive, rather than less (contrary to popular belief).