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Massive U.K. study finds video games have no negative impact on 11,000 kids

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Posted in Games on 22nd Nov, 2013 12:11 AM by AlexMuller

The University of Glasgow study was based on surveys of mothers that tracked behavior over time. The researchers wanted to know if there was a connection between time spent playing video games and behavior or emotional troubles later in life.

 
The survey focused on whether TV or video games could be associated with attention disorder, anger, or other emotional problems. The researchers wondered if games “may have more powerful effects due to active user engagement, identification with characters, and repeated rehearsal and reinforcement.”
 
Exposure to games had no effect on behavior. Watching three or more hours of television a day at age five did lead to a small increase in behavioral problems in children ages five to seven. There was no difference between boys and girls in the results. The authors of the study were Alison Parkes, Helen Sweeting, Daniel Wight, and Marion Henderson.
 
Studies have been done before, but the university’s survey included a very large sample. The results are consistent with claims made by the game industry lobbying group, the Entertainment Software Association, and its chief executive Mike Gallagher.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-22
+1
I am inclined to believe this study. It is not so much relevant how is information given - a book, TV or video - but it content
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2013-11-22
+1
Yes, the content is the most important and there is no reason why video games should not be relaxing, entertaining and educational Reply
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-02-18
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50,000 hits is BigCongratulations Phil,Super Place!It reminds us thatMore imnoatrpt thanPunch above your WeightYou have toTake ItAbove your WeightTo Go ToThe Next LevelYou are There!Drive On!Sphynxster Reply


 

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