Psychological Effects of Video Games
This board will cover psychological effects of video games on behavior and processing. Including physiological effects, cognitive effects and social…
Your brain on video games
VIDEO Tedx talk from psychologist Daphne Bavelier about the effects of video games. Which includes debunking beliefs of common physiological downsides, and going through cognitive benefits. Ie. Improved attention, spacial awareness, memory etc. the source is reliable, as the speaker is a trained expert on cognitive psychology, and tedx is an organization that reliably sources reliable information.
5 Great Infographics That Explain Gamification
IMAGE OR DATA Infographic showing the reasons and statistics on why gaming is beneficial for social behaviour. The infographic comes from a related website, but although the information can be confirmed with other sources, the infographic itself is unreliable. It lacks proper readable citation for the statistics and ethics it states.
Infographic: Brains, Games and Learning | The 21st Century
IMAGE & DATA Infographic on games and how they enhance learning. From scoop, but information and statistics from mindresearch.org. Reliable because founded by a non-profit social organisation dedicated to spreading awareness about mental psychology.
31 Surprising Facts About Learning
IMAGE OR DATA infographic addressing the multiple ways that effects of videogames can be measured in terms of assisting learning. Infographic comes from teachthought.com, reliable source because the original source is a online resource directed at providing learning materials for teachers to use.
6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress
IMAGE OR DATA Infographic from online universities.com, describes the neurology behind gaming, which includes effects on aggression, violent tendencies and cognition. The source is semi-reliable, coming from a university source. However, the source does not mention the individual research materials that they are cited from.
Cognitive Benefits of Playing Video Games
Image or Data Cognitive Benefits of Playing Video Games -- CONTROLLED research studies have shown that video game play can result in improved visual processing, attention, vigilance, and executive functioning. From psychology today, article is reliable because it comes from a reputable website . Also describes the experiment and sources the primary research article involved.
Action games expand the brain's cognitive abilities, study suggests
INFORMATION Article from science daily explaining recent research from universite de geneve demonstrating a relationship between video games and improved cognitive abilities. The source is reliable because it directly sources a peer-reviewed experiment, published in a journal.
Emotion, autonomy and psychopaths: a cyberpsychologist's take on video games
INFORMATION article from the guardian, interviewing a cyberpsychologist briefly on the effects of video games on human cognition. In particular autonomy. The source is reliable because it comes from a primary source, while describing her research in depth using correct terminology. Also acknowledges the uncertainty in the field, as the literature is still expanding.
'Dangerous gaming': is the WHO right to class excessive video game play as a health disorder?
INFORMATION Article from the guardian looking at the WHO gaming disorder in the new updated diagnostic manual. The source is reliable, because not only does it discuss the gaming disorder, but also the research that was placed behind the decision. Discusses the issues with the research and possible effects on companies because of the misinformed or outdated information used as evidence.
Violent video games research: consensus or confusion? | Pete Etchells & Chris Chambers
INFORMATION Article from the guardian looking at a paper that attempted to gather consensus on media violence and aggression. Reliable source, because it directly quotes the paper it is describing, and explains the issues with the paper ie. it was not subjected to peer review. The article does not make definitive statements, but explains the difficulty with expanding the literature of the field with the constraints of current peer review system.
Video games activate reward regions of brain in men more than women, Stanford study finds
RESEARCH / VIDEO Research article from Stanford university medical institute website, on a study looking at reward regions of the brain and video games. The source is reliable because it comes from a reliable research institution, with credit to the actual study, and the scientists involved. The results suggests that males have neural circuitry making them more susceptible to reward pathway activation when playing video games. There is a video demonstrating the game used in the study.
Social Cognition and Interpretation of Reality - CornellCast
VIDEO From Cornell university psychology department. Reliable source because it comes from a reputable research based university, and is used as a learning tool in their course curriculum. Created by the psychology professors at the institution. Video series on social cognition and interpretation of reality, explaining briefly how concepts from social psychology such as bandura's observational learning affect a child's interpretation of reality and media.
Video game addiction and other Internet compulsive disorders mask depression, anxiety, learning disabilities
INFORMATION This is an article from NY Daily News about the decision to include Video Game addiction in the new APA DSM-5, which briefly looks into the increasing amount of literature on the topic, justifying the addition. This article is valid. The information is a little brief and the title is misleading, but the content acknowledges info from licensed psychologists, and lack of definitive evidence. The article doesn't make definitive statements but used to raise awareness.
RESEARCH Article from Psychology Today, a popular, reputable website distributing news on current literature, and a wide range of topics. This article is a brief introduction and summary of some cognitive benefits of video games that have been researched in recent literature. This source is reliable because they cite the exact research articles used as evidence. Also reliable, because the website is well-known and commonly relied on for basic knowledge.
The Many Benefits, for Kids, of Playing Video Games
RESEARCH Article from Psychology Today, a popular, reputable website distributing news on current literature, and a wide range of topics. This source is reliable because they cite the exact research articles used as evidence. The article discusses cognitive and social benefits, in contrast to negative outcomes. Such as social interaction in mass multiplayer games, to increased hand-eye coordination from action games.
Video Gaming Can Increase Brain Size and Connectivity
RESEARCH Article from Psychology Today, a popular, reputable website distributing news on current literature, and a wide range of topics. This source is reliable because they cite the exact research articles used as evidence. Article covers recent literature that has performed experiments on neuron synapses development and video games. The results showed that video games can increase synaptic activity and connectivity.
RESEARCH Article from APA.org. This source is reliable because the site is directly affiliated with APA, the leading association for psychology in the US. The article discusses the cognitive effects on aggression. But also discusses how current and past literature are insufficient to draw concrete conclusions from. Also discusses future methods to perform more reliable research.
The Social Benefits of Video Gaming
RESEARCH Article from Psychology Today, a popular, reputable website distributing news on current literature, and a wide range of topics. This source is reliable because they cite the exact research articles used as evidence. This article discusses social benefits of video games, in particular role player or multiplayer games. Wherein the social interactions do not differ far form in-person conversations.
The Skinner Box - How Games Condition People to Play More - Extra Credits
VIDEO Video discussing how the Skinner Box influences and inspires video game development strategies. In particular, using operand conditioning in game mechanics to inspire volition to keep players engaged. The source is reliable, comes from a reputable youtuber who has consistently delivered videos with thoroughly researched evidence over a long time.Also cites proper psychological research.