The University of Rochester, in cooperation with a research group called Immersyve, have discovered that video games do more for the player then just kill time. According to the study video games give those who play them a feeling of achievement, of being connected to others in a group, and an increased motivation. This makes for a refreshing change from the flow of studies that link video games with feelings of aggression and violence, Dr. Scott Rigby, a member of the Immersyve group, offered the comment that “"Video games we think have tremendous potential to impact people, particularly today's video games which are incredibly rich and complex." The doctor also added that "This creates very fertile ground psychologically."
This makes for a departure from the piles of documents that link video games with feelings of aggression and violence, a view shared by the doctor himself, when he stated that “"We think this is really one of the first validated models of what is going on psychologically when people are playing video games” before going on to say that most studies that analyze the effect of video games on people document the feelings of social withdraw, dependence, and aggressive behavior.
For more information of the study view you can view the article at Dominican Today here and right here at MyGamer.com for the latest news in the gaming world.
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