With the release of the Playstation 4 last week, and the upcoming release of the Xbox One this week, video gaming is as popular as ever.
This week's post lists articles related to the effects of video games on youth, from journals in the areas of addiction, pediatrics, and media studies.
- Youth who played video games that focused on driving were more likely to drive a real car without being licensed.
- While violent video game playing did not make students more aggressive, it did make them more pro-violence in general.
- Undergraduate students were motivated to play video games that let them get in touch with their ideal self.
- This editorial outlines the rationale for including Interent Gaming Disorder in the upcoming DSM-V.
- Adolescents and young adults (and adults) who reported having problematic computer game were less satisfied with life and had mroe negative eprsonality traits.
- This literature review analyzes the positive and negative effects researchers have found on video gaming and youth.
- In South Korea, over 60% of the youth interviewed played online video games.