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ESA calls out Iowa games addiction research

ESA boss Mike Gallagher has challenged an Iowa State University study that claimed up to 8.5 percent of game-playing American youths aged 8-18 show multiple signs of behavioral addiction. “As you are likely aware, such a sample is not truly representative of a national population group,” Gallagher said in a letter to Psychological Science’s Dr […]

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Iowa State University headlines

  • New study finds pro-social games can make people behave better

    A study over at Iowa State University has found that “some non-violent videogames can teach kids to be more cooperative and helpful to others,” reports D’toid. In other words, some games are good. With probably the longest title ever given to the study of games, “The Effects of Prosocial Video Games on Prosocial Behaviors: International […]

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