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Research Blog #1

Research Blog #1: Picking a Topic. Video games and positive effects on development

Why? Much like a number of the authors we read throughout this course, I believe there is much more to video games than current societal debates. We are so concerned with violence and negative representations associated with video games that we often times ignore or set aside gaming’s positive effects on developmental status. In my paper I intend to explore the numerous different positive consequences to involvement in the gaming world. By looking past the obvious hot button issues, we can better harness the true power of video games for the betterment of society rather than becoming obsessed with the negatives (that are unlikely to change).   

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