Video Games

By:Kellyce Brooks

What are the social benefits of playing video games?

In contrast to their parents, most young kids see video games as a socialactivity, not an isolating onAnd research supports this proposal. For example, in a series of experiments published this year in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Tobias Greitemeyer from the University of Sussex and Slivia Osswald from Ludwig-Maximilians-University found some very fascinating effects in support of the prosocial gaming leads to prosocial behavior hypothesise.Gamers tend to respond with aggression because certain videogames, such as Grand Theft Auto, reward retaliation, he says.

Are there any social consequences of playing video games

Practicing violent acts may contribute more to aggressive behavior than passive television Addicted gamers spend so much time playing that their personal relationships get neglected and sometimes disappear altogether. Among addicted gamers who are married, up to 50 percent report a strain in their marriage as a result of their addiction watching.

More than 90 percent of American kids play video games an average of two hours a day. In recent years, psychologists have linked gaming to everything from increased aggression to shortened attention spans!

What is the correct balance for playing video games and engaging in other activities?

As a child the real world seems so dull,meaning that the majority of your time is spent living inside your own imagination.A new study out of Oxford University has found that children who play console or PC games for an hour or less per day tend to be more social and satisfied with life than kids who don't play any video games at all.

Many gamers, including Jack Perez, a sixth-grader from Pennsylvania, admit that it can be hard to cut back on playing video games.

"You can't just stop," he says.

Plus, the time teens spend playing video games is time not spent being active, experts point out.

"If you spend 8, 9, 10 hours a day gaming," Greenfield says, "the only thing you're moving is your finger."
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