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ERIC Number: ED439326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 7
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Video Games: A Potential New World.
Matsushita, Yuriko; Matsushita, Koji
The paper states that there are negative physical and psychological effects from video games. The physical effects include asthenopia and weight gain. The psychological effects include confusion between reality and fiction, and immature relationships with others. However, video games can also have a therapeutic effect in some cases. Four positive effects mentioned are: (1) video games satisfy desires which are not allowed in daily life; (2) video games can be a common interest for the family; (3) video games allow for roles which cannot be duplicated in real life; and (4) video games protect one's own world from intrusion. The paper concludes that video games should be understood for what they are before they are judged to be good or bad. It suggests that mothers and fathers communicating with their children about video games would be helpful. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan