The Tetris players had significantly less flashbacks to the traumatic traffic event than those that didn't – about 62 percent less on average. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. I have cited conflicting research on that subject below. It emphasizes authenticity, respect, and acceptance for connection over the disconnection (and dysfunction) created through punishment, coercion, and hierarchy (which is where kids in school reside). The present study compared the online survey responses of 10,308 adults ranging from If I am denied eating treats, I will over indulge when I finally get the chance, and likely binge - because of how I was raised and conditioned. These kids are usually smaller/frailer than their peers, despite their "genetics", ie, their parents aren't necessarily smaller/frailer - the kids seem to have some sort of stunt physical development because of serious gaming. Matt, do you know if that study distinguishes between public and homeschooled kids? Is increased screentime causing depression, or is depression causing increased screentime? Also, you may want to read her post again. They subsequently confirmed this hypothesis in an experiment with college students. Some leave their neighbourhood 1 or 2 x/month max. The benefits of playing video games. The number of unschoolers is supposedly growing, too, if you entertain statistics on the internet or in the news. But saying there's no "proof" that it works requires that you actively ignore the steadily growing numbers of kids for whom it does. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation series on digital media and learning. By now, many dozens of studies have examined psychological correlates of and consequences of video gaming, and, taken as a whole, the results overwhelmingly support the idea that video gaming produces many of the same kinds of benefits as other forms of play. Also, you creating a straw man argument about "moral panic". Please help the parents who want to respect their child's right to play (video games) but who consistently see their children sitting sedentary 99.9% of the day in front of the device(s) they use to play, surf and watch youtube. A general lesson from video games, reported by many gamers themselves, is that persistence pays off. "The focus is drawn to the game not the pain or the medical procedure, while the virtual reality experience engages visual and other senses," said Jeffrey Gold from the University of Southern California. 6. These researchers assessed the hours per week that each child typically spent playing video games, and also assessed time spent on cell phones or on the Internet not playing games. They assessed various aspects of creativity in each child using the well-validated Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking (see here for more on this battery of tests). Rather than make parents feel like they are doing wrong for wanting to give kids the best in life, without gaming, there is more of a parenting style that should be expressed. Ewoldsen, D. R., et al (2012). On my blog, I have a quote about loving this lifestyle of authenticity: "I am constantly reminded of our humanness in whole life evolution. Most of the video gaming research to date has focused on cognition. "Students can win employers' favor by learning enough to get a good grade--then forgetting every lesson.". I feel like this last comment of yours is the most objective one you've posted across this 2-part (so far) series by Dr. Gray and the ensuing dialogue. It wasn't working, clearly. I would love to know your thoughts. One of the theories is that attention problems lead to dyslexia. With so much video game play, even when it's social, there is .01% of the day with FACE TO FACE SOCIAL time for many of the parents facilitating self-directed learning in today's world. The ones who are now in their late teens differ from their peers who are not serious gamers in other matters, though: While most of the kids who haven't made gaming a central part of their lives go on holidays/experiences with friends, have part-time jobs, boy/girlfriends, friends of both sexes and seem generally more attuned to actual real life demands (both at university, family, and social-cultural issues), their gaming peers - who, sometimes, are still called friends by them but who are more and more detached from their daily lives - , even those who went on to university (tech/science, always! For the most part, children can no longer go outdoors and find others to play with, freely, away from adults, as they once did; but many of them can and do go onto computers and play video games. 3D video games could increase memory capacity. As I said, this is my experience based on a dozen or two of kids I know of. The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly. How is it he won't be able to self regulate at 18? They asked 23 adults with a median age of 25 to play "Super Mario 64" for 30 minutes a day over a period of two months. The one variety of play that has not declined over these decades, but has increased, is video gaming. For example, Scientific American reported that the game Tetris may actually … If video gaming, like other forms of play, generally improves wellbeing, then we should find that gamers are mentally healthier, on average, than non-gamers. There are loads of things in the games that kids endlessly beg parents to purchase, not to mention a huge amount of advertising heaped on them while they are playing. Jackson, L, et al (2012). Video gaming in school children: How much is enough?. He has never had a bed time, not EVER. How Do We Perceive Beauty Without the Ability to See? When I went to school I was depressed and I was not allowed video games, but my depression was also diagnosed until years later, why? A., & Rodriguez, V. (2018). Moreover, a number of experiments have demonstrated improvement in previous non-gamers' cognitive abilities when they take up gaming for the sake of the experiment. Clearly you have strong convictions about coercing and restricting children. Of course, different sorts of video games exercise different kinds of mental abilities. These are the tools of their future. Psychology Today © 2020 Sussex Publishers, LLC, Eating Disorders in Gender-Expansive Individuals. That is why I keep stating that fear is a liar, and so is BeLIEf. If kids in science are considered nerds, step aside because the true nerds are in front of their xboxes! Because employers use credentialism as a way to certify intelligence, conscientiousness and conformity. Oxford University study shows video games can benefit well-being and mental health But researchers call for more studies into this field, following its success in collaborating with EA and Nintendo My Guess is that most of those would be public school students. Domestic dramas are crowding out adventures, warn children's book prize judges. My own child loses global ability to regulate with screen usage, sleep suffers, other play becomes difficult to engage in, and relationships suffer. This study shows that even a short period of video gaming can put one, at least temporarily, into a highly creative frame of mind. "Spending more than 2 hours behind each of those 3 media was associated with lower life satisfaction, less physical activity, active school bullying, and grade repetition." Sure, we can bring them food but sometimes they're so busy they won't eat. A 2013 study published in Cell investigated the effect that playing action games, like 'Rayman Raving Rabbids', could help dyslexic children aged 7 to 13 year read faster, with no loss in accuracy. The result, often, is absurd claims of harm, such as that New York Post article about “digital heroin” that I referred to in my last post. Hmm, could be. This gain in persistence may help explain the positive correlations between video gaming and school grades, noted earlier. As a psychotherapist who works with youth who have addictions, including gaming addictions, I think it is a mistake to look at a youth's behavior (or an adult's behavior) without seeing it within a context as no behavior exists in a vacuum. You seem like a caring mother. It is said that hbr case study should be read two times. Major depression on the rise because of screen time, electronics use, social media, and video games? Just exactly, what is your concern? Improves coordination When an adult or child is playing a video game, he … Psilocybin 2.0: Why Do We Have Reason to Believe? I offered nothing but empathy ("I'm sorry you're going through this"). Some video games can increase the player’s creativity. For example, a family down the street homeschools one child and sends the other to public school. Adults can learn something and benefit from video games… Granic, I., Lobel, A., & Engels, R. (2014). Studies are great for informing us and opening our minds. Also, yet another new study just came out showing rising depression in youth and teens, "Major depression on the rise among everyone, new data shows". There are many ways by which video play might be expected to produce social gains for players. So while I generally support Dr. Gray's work and research, I think he is missing the significant relational piece when it comes to some kids and gaming. "Asthenopia (especially headache, eyelid tic, transient diplopia, and dizziness), absence of fine stereopsis, and refractive errors were statistically more frequent (mainly in the dominant eye) in children in the video game group.". Another area of concern is their loss of face to face social time with family and friends also. WHAT ABOUT SELF-CARE, HYGIENE, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, FACE-TO-FACE? Video games are structured in such a way that the level of difficulty can be continuously increased, so players are challenged to solve ever more difficult problems. Scientists have found that women who play games are better able to mentally manipulate 3D objects. ", 5. And the citations in this article underscore my relevant and direct experience with my child. Or maybe could be having to do active shooter drills, intense pressure to get good grades and exam scores, and the election of a President who speaks gibberish and enjoys chaos. Hence, if the games were taken away, could he still function, aka self-regulate to that situation where new demands are being put on him? In contrast to fast-paced action games, strategy role-playing and puzzle games exercise problem-solving skills of a more reflective nature. He switches gears easily, thus restrictions are not needed. It is never a fuss or fight to stop playing if life dictates a rational need to do so, or at all, under any circumstances, including when he gets bored of it. A separate control group did not play video games … In the past, video games have been labeled violent, pointless, and mind-numbing, but now educators are exploring the benefits of video games in the engagement and success of students. Specifically the bits of the brain responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation, strategic planning, and fine motor skills. Information technology use and creativity: Findings from the children and technology study. A few: Ngantcha, M., Janssen, E., Godeau, E., Ehlinger, V., Le-Nezet, O., Beck, F., & Spilka, S. (2018). With appropriate boundaries and supervision, video gaming can relieve post-school stress and possibly sharpen computer-based visual-motor skills (though it’s unclear if these carry over into nondigital visual-motor skills). And finally – a 2014 study published in Molecular Psychiatry by researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Germany from the found that playing Super Mario 64 caused an increase in the size of brain regions. If he were limited or restricted from gaming, it might be like the parents who complain their kids will melt down if they have to stop. Is basic personality related to violent and non-violent video game play and preferences? Over time, these games have become increasingly varied, complex, creative, and social. I did my research and concluded that connection was the lacking ingredient. We unschoolers have our own bumper sticker. The people who played Mario ended up doing better on follow-up memory tasks, while the others showed no improvement pre- and post-gaming. Effect of playing violent video games cooperatively or competitively on subsequent cooperative behavior. Trusty old Tetris might be good for more than just time wasting if this new study is anything to go by. Other research has shown significant positive correlations between amount of video gaming and the personality characteristic referred to as openness to new experiences (Chory & Goodboy, 2011), which itself correlates with creativity. How to Negotiate Sex in Your Relationship, 3 Simple Questions Screen for Common Personality Disorders. Thanks, I. Some can tolerate more than others so it is difficult for me to give full trust on a game and allow it to test my childs emotions and see where it goes from there. Even when I don't agree with their adult choices, I come to them with only compassion and acceptance and leave my judgment outside the door, as connection and trust are key in unconditional love and individual sovereignty. But, at 10, he decided that he wanted to establish a routine for himself. So, there is no shame in asking these questions just to arrive at the moment of conscience where you realize you yourself have been responding through your patriarchal conditioning. Mine is just an opinion based on direct observation of dozens of children and teenagers I've come to know (some, very well) through my kids. It comes from something within that is much more rewarding. But, I'm not going to make him stop simply because I fear he is over indulging. There is evidence that children who have been “protected” from experiencing such emotions in play are subsequently less able to deal with the inevitable fear-and anger-producing situations of real life, outside of play (see, for examples, here and here). Peter, … Obviously, I wouldn't let me toddler run out in front of a car, and with very little guidance and modeling appropriate caution for him, he was aware and careful without my need to fear that he would be hurt. International Journal of Game-Based Learning, 7, 35-46. Which tends to make parents want to nag and punish more. If there is an understanding about gaming between the parent and child, and, if a child is influenced by the parent to love everyone for who they are no matter what their interests, are, a child would not feel left out in those kinds of conversations. ", The issue is that no demands are being put on the child in terms of video game limits: "If he were limited or restricted from gaming". They seek education to advance their passions and income. "My unschooler will hire your honor student.". The findings jibe with earlier studies linking frequent screen use to teenage depression and anxiety.". So, it is just what you want to make of it. I'm a 4th grade student, and studies have actually shown that doctors who play video games do better in surgery. Though I’m not a fan of violent video games, studies have shown that there are even positive benefits from playing these types of games. The results indicate either that highly creative children are drawn to video gaming or that video gaming increases creativity (or both). Motivational=passion. For teenagers, nearly every type of technological activity predicted poor health.". Consistent with the hypothesis that video gaming helps children learn to regulate their emotions is the evidence (mentioned earlier) that children who played video games for more than five hours a week exhibited fewer mental health difficulties, outside of play, than children who played such games less or not at all (Kovess-Masfety et al., 2016). An exception is a study by Linda Jackson and her colleagues (2012) in Michigan, in which the participants were 491 12-year-old children. There's evidence games help dyslexic kids improve their reading. Both correlational and longitudinal research have indicated that play at these games improves general problem-solving ability and may even result in higher academic grades (see Granic et al, 2014). Last year, 37 patients that arrived at a hospital emergency department in Oxford, UK, to be treated for a traffic accident were randomly selected to play 20 minutes of Tetris. In art providing the tools and allowing the child to explore and create with out a step by step craft, they can gain and explore their heart and mind without any influence by the parent or the art assignment. But they cannot measure every person. ), are still locked in their bedrooms, eat most meals on a tray, aloof from parents, family members, other social contacts. Reflecting on my own life and that of most people I know who grew up in the 60s-80s with patriarchal parenting from parents who were raised in the 30s-50s, I knew we were parenting in the only way we knew - the way that was modeled to us. In the end, of course, every family is different and parents are going to do what they believe is best for their particular child. If video gaming worsens psychological wellbeing, then we should expect to find more mental health and social problems in video gamers than in otherwise similar people who are not gamers. I love this life and the growth that occurs all the time. Video games can help kids, too! The primary finding was that those who played video games for 5 hours a week or more evidenced significantly higher intellectual functioning, higher academic achievement, better peer relationships, and fewer mental health difficulties than those who played such games less or not at all. A childs current desire can be fulfilled in other ways as long as they are allowed to go about it for hours rather than be persuaded to stay on a busy schedule and are asked or forced to stop their project by parents. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 14, 191–198. As to the video games, I presented my opposing evidence in a comment below. 3 thoughts on “ Benefits of Playing Video Games ” Wayson Wu October 22, 2015 at 12:05 am. I am not an expert nor a neuroscientist, just a mom of four (currently 18,16,13 and 5). ), The Cambridge Handbook of Play: Developmental and Disciplinary Perspectives. Other days, he challenges himself to level up. “In-game, in-room, in-world: reconnecting video game play to the rest of kids’ lives. Kids who play video games are often very creative. They found that all video games, both action and non-action games, improved cognitive function in the participants – measured by tests such as short term memory tasks. However, I'm seriously ASKING FOR YOUR SELF-DIRECTED LEARNING RECOMMENDATIONS that would help parents help their children WHEN CONSIDERING THESE VALID CONCERNS. Ventura, M., Shute, V., & Zhao, W. (2013). There are clear watch-outs for families when kids play video games. A very general theory of play, which I have discussed in previous posts and articles (here and here), is the emotion regulation theory. Pediatric blood & cancer. The researchers think that the fast pace in these games helped the kids increase their attention spans, although this hypothesis is yet to be tested. I also presented reasons to believe that this decline is a cause of well-documented declines in mental health (here), empathy (here), and creativity (here) among young people over this same time period. I don't believe a child can be given unlimited daily freedom, and then suddenly at age 18 they will be ready to earn a living, pay bills, take care of themselves physically, etc. He offered me a chance at the game, but at 53, I'm a bit terrified of the controller, lol. Yes, I know you won't agree with me. or what about an adult? The following are some of the cognitive benefits of playing video games. Rational parents are against these games because it's common-sense: excessive time on video games does not lead to any positive outcomes. John Valez and his colleagues have conducted several experiments showing that such cooperative play leads to at least a temporary increase in the players’ likelihood of cooperating with or helping other people, outside the realm of play (Ewoldsen et al, 2012; Valez et al, 2012). If you have strong-willed teens who have been used to self-directed learning their whole lives, what is a parent to do to ensure they're awake most of the day and asleep most of the night and not UP ALL NIGHT GAMING with someone overseas and sleeping all day? © ScienceAlert Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. "Gameplay may promote a mindfulness-like psychological [escape] but can also provide users with benefits of confidence, social connection, personal growth, and opportunities for employment or even leadership," the researchers write. Peter is trying to make a research case for video games when there is none. "By comparison, the weekly time spent gaming was steadily associated with conduct problems, peer conflicts, and reduced prosocial abilities.". That is not a put down! Do you know of anyone who is properly accredited who could undertake such a study? Your bias seems to be blinding you. Most of these parents aren't heavy on the real/outdoor/cultural side of life - in the weekends, they either do their own thing or stay home watching tv/chores, etc, and the kids are in their own bedrooms playing. If I'm not considered an unschooler because I don't allow unlimited gaming, that's fine by me. Video games are a ubiquitous part of almost all children's and adolescents' lives, with 97% playing for at least one hour per day in the United States. I have learned that I can fully trust my child because I have raised him in secure attachment, partnership, and respect. I read all comments and try to respond to all serious questions if I think I have something worth adding. Video games can help kids build skills and make social connections. "We present four cases of adolescents who developed life-threatening venous thromboembolic events in the setting of obesity, sedentary lifestyle and/or immobilization, and prolonged video game use.". We unschooling parents have had to rip apart the depths of our own conditioning (in my case, parochial as well as public schooling) in a process called deschooling (that is also a process some kids have to be allowed when switching paradigms after already being raised under authoritarian coercion and hierarchy). Come school days, my happy unschooling gamer connects with friends all over the world in gaming and often with Skype, and I love to watch him playing Fortnight. They learn incredibly early that failing is a part of life and that failure is the true pathway to success, with a little good fortune sewn in once in a while. Children deprived of video gaming are likely to be left out of conversations among their peers, because so many of those conversations focus on games. They found 89 correlational studies, which related the average number of hours per week of action video games to one or more measures of cognitive ability, and 22 intervention studies (true experiments), in which non-gamers were asked to play action video games for a specified number of hours per week, for a specified number of weeks, and were compared with other non-gamers on degree of improvement over that time on one or more cognitive tests. Thank you for this post. You are picking out one thing you object to and responding as if that one thing was the major point of her post. "Many days, my son will watch media or play games on PC or Xbox morning til night." This article has been sponsored by Bethesda for their new game Prey – out on the 5 May 2017. In this survey, 3195 children and their parents estimated the average number of hours per week that the children played video games, and parents and teachers filled out questionnaires regarding each child’s intellectual, social, and emotional functioning. I do believe that gaming is not necessary. Another study showed improved balance, ... For instance, a study published in the August 2016 issue of Psychological Science looked at whether playing video games benefits … Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 20(XX), 1-5. These moral panics lead the media and people in general to attend to and exaggerate anything about the new passion that seems negative and ignore anything that seems positive. :-) Is that not self regulation? The Navy is using video games to train adults (pilots, flight deck crews, and drone operators are three examples). It is called Process on wordpress at magpie64. Don't. "Our results showed an association between low PA (physical activity) levels and high amount of screen time among children and adolescents, showing that is necessary to encourage an active lifestyle, decreasing time spent on television, computers, cell phones, and video games. To me, she can discover her much more subtley through positive social interaction. We have had phases of unrestricted access and limited access and no access to respond to our own children. Actually the UK military are specifically referencing gamers in their recent recruitment ads! I Iove having his setups in our primary living space and learn so much in the process, as does he. I raised my now adult daughters that way, and endured rebellion for nearly a decade. According to this theory, children (and also other young mammals) deliberately put themselves into fear-inducing and sometimes frustration- or anger-inducing situations in play, and by doing so learn how to regulate their fear and anger. This is only one example. Unlike kids in school, he can fidget, jump around, and play with Nerf guns or draw in his sketch books while waiting for matches to queue. If you believe playing video games to be harmful, then why are you allowing your son to "play games on PC or Xbox from morning to night" ? When parents lead with fear, they realize what they fear! If gaming is just one interest in a child's life, that is very different than having it be the PRIMARY or ONLY interest in their life. He had declined the food, and I didn't push it. The result, overall, was a large, significant gain in creative thinking, especially in that aspect of creative thinking referred to as flexibility. The game used, for different groups, was Serious Sam (a shooter game), Portal-2 (a problem-solving game), or Minecraft (a sandbox game involving building and destroying whatever the player wishes). Gamers in this research were between the ages of 9-19, and the purpose of the study was to examine how the content in the game impacted real-world physical aggression over time. All on his own, he started going to bed at a "respectable" hour (lol, if you equate societal norms with respectable) and getting up at a correspondingly early hour. A., Fonsati, N. B., & Monteiro, H. L. (2018). Communication Research, 20, 1-20. The Bookseller, 1 May 2018. If a child is destructively playing and not practicing self care, it is because they are responding to the threat of restriction, or because they have been conditioned to expect it. Kovess-Masfety, V., et al (2016) Is time spent playing video games associated with mental health, cognitive and social skills in young children? Another 34 patients didn't get given the game, but were asked to log their regular activity instead – including things such as texting, crosswords, and reading. 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