Video gaming: psychological good or harm?
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USC students create video game to help children with autism - GameSpot

USC students create video game to help children with autism - GameSpot | Video gaming: psychological good or harm? | Scoop.it
USC students create video game to help children with autism
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A team of students at the University of Southern California has developed a game called Social Clues, but not for profit, at least not right away.
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It's nice to read people are using the technology that is available to help those who may benefit most from it! Those with arguments against video games seem to ignore the fact that they can do well, especially in situations like this!

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Let's Get Serious About Video Games - Forbes

Let's Get Serious About Video Games - Forbes | Video gaming: psychological good or harm? | Scoop.it
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Let's Get Serious About Video Games
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Of course, I've often thought that the language we use to categorize games is problematic. After all, we should be serious in our consideration of all video games.
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This suggests that these games which try to highlight difficult situations could change video games into a force of psychological good. If video games can change our behaviour for the worse, why can't they change our behaviour for the better?

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Video Games Do Cause Aggression... If They Suck Out Loud - Techdirt

Video Games Do Cause Aggression... If They Suck Out Loud - Techdirt | Video gaming: psychological good or harm? | Scoop.it
Video Games Do Cause Aggression... If They Suck Out Loud
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I think I've come to the realization that the debate over whether violent video games cause real-life violence is probably never going to end.
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According to this article, researchers have found that games do not need to include violent content to make video game players aggressive. The game only has to be difficult to master.

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5 Reasons Why Gaming Is An Effective Way to Teach Empathy (And Other Skills)

5 Reasons Why Gaming Is An Effective Way to Teach Empathy (And Other Skills) | Video gaming: psychological good or harm? | Scoop.it

yingHow do sports and video games teach kids to be empathetic? (How do sports and video games teach kids to be empathetic?

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It could be interesting to see if this new mobile game could actually reduce bullying by improving empathy. However, you have to think about whether children will do what they have to to win the game or will they will actually apply what the game teaches them to their own behaviour. Hopefully, it will do what it sets out to do!

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China fully lifts 14-year ban on video game consoles - Chicago Tribune

China fully lifts 14-year ban on video game consoles - Chicago Tribune | Video gaming: psychological good or harm? | Scoop.it
Auto World News China fully lifts 14-year ban on video game consoles Chicago Tribune China has fully lifted a 14-year ban on selling video game consoles, but foreign console makers hoping to make a killing in a potentially huge new market will...
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This was interesting as I didn't know China had actually banned video game consoles. It was also interesting to know that they have put restrictions on which games they are going to be able to buy with the new laws. Perhaps, this is the way to remove the problem of video games harming people psychologically, just remove the games which are accused of being harmful.

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Here's Why We Need Video Games In Every Classroom

Here's Why We Need Video Games In Every Classroom | Video gaming: psychological good or harm? | Scoop.it
VideoVideo games teach critical thinking, problem solving skills, and perseverance while building metacognitive skills. Game-based learning can provide systematic, data driven teaching in a way that forces creative problem solving rather than rote memorization.  And video games can do that in a way that is replicable, scalable, and increasingly affordable enough [...]
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From this it appears that using video games in education could solve a lot of problems in education but it could change the way future generations use video games. 

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Ethical gaming: can video games be a force for good? | Technology ...

Ethical gaming: can video games be a force for good? | Technology ... | Video gaming: psychological good or harm? | Scoop.it
A decade ago Asi Burak developed a video game designed to encourage opposing parties in the Israel-Palestine dispute over land to better understand – even empathise – with each other's point of view. That conflict may be ...
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This article argues the point that not all games are a force for psychological harm. It highlights the Games For Change conference which promotes games which evidently try to change most issues in society. For example, games that teach children, both academic and moral skills, adults who may have issues in there everyday lives and even games to train those in certain jobs (e.g. teachers, politicans etc). 

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Sandy Hook Killer's Video Gaming Obsession: Not What You'd Expect - Kotaku

Sandy Hook Killer's Video Gaming Obsession: Not What You'd Expect - Kotaku | Video gaming: psychological good or harm? | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun Sandy Hook Killer's Video Gaming Obsession: Not What You'd Expect Kotaku If Adam Lanza—the shooter responsible for last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre—had a video gaming obsession, it appears to be Dance Dance...

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