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ERIC Number: EJ1010215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0743-5584
Do Video Games Promote Positive Youth Development?
Adachi, Paul J. C.; Willoughby, Teena
Journal of Adolescent Research, v28 n2 p155-165 Mar 2013
We argue that video game play may meet Larson's (2000) criteria for fostering initiative in youth, and thus, may be related to positive outcomes such as flow, cooperation, problem solving, and reduced in-group bias. However, developmental and social psychologists examining adolescent video game use have focused heavily on how video games are related to negative outcomes, while neglecting potential positive outcomes. In this article we review the adolescent video game literature, examining both negative and positive outcomes, and suggest important directions for future research. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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