good lord. they’ve been telling us for years that violent games are bad for kids, now it turns out they half-assed it and kind of/sort of admit to being wrong. according to an article via daniweb.com, one dr. chris ferguson from texas a&m university conducted a study called ‘blazing angels or resident evil? can violent video games be a force for good?’
the article goes on to say:
‘Dr. Ferguson noted that violent crime has dropped dramatically during the same periods in which video games have gained popularity. The study goes on to say that violent video games are associated with improved visual and spatial cognition, not to mention the fact that shy children (or adults) tend to feel empowered by playing such a game, particularly in a multiplayer setting. This study was published in June by the Review of General Psychology.’
read the rest of article – it’s a good one.