Grand Theft Childhood authors Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson talk about their research and findings.
this video makes me wanna read the book now not many people commenting cause it nothing about console wars -_-
Agree, and agree! Bubble!
Very, very interesting. My wife is a teacher and, it took awhile, but I have her convinced that games are not the problem for "today's" youth. The claims of video game violence causing some of the recent incidents is no different than a lot of other stimulus that "those in the know" (sarcasm) have blamed in the past. Anything from comic books, rock and roll, dungeons and dragons, rap music or violent films/tv have been used to try and prove the growing violence of our society. Much thanks to the researchers for providing some really interesting evidence that, if true, should (but I won't hold my breath) burst the violence in games bubble that a lot of politicians or "leaders" try to use when good old fashioned parenting should be the focus.
notice that people don't comment on the stuff thats not system wars. anyways this is a different take on video games. and i wouldn't mind reading this book either.
It's sounds like an interesting book, but I'd like to have it replicated by other researchers. Just because I'd like to believe it doesn't mean it necessarily holds more weight than the other studies.
its more like kids who dont have fun while growing up will be at risk but thats just something ive notice while growing up
i made this exact same argument for a research paper, citing how violence among youth has gone down, especially during the release of some of the most popular and violent videogames of our time my professor ended up liking the paper, but her comments were so negative on each of these points i just wanna email her this and show her what the most extensive and expensive study on this subject has found... exactly what i argued last semester im not sure how kids are at a greater risk without them , showing more aggression... i tried to argue that they werent as exposed to reality and were more sheltered and coddled i think the best case they make here is when she explains that kids want to teach their parents for a change problem is the parents are so indifferent about playing games... its a waste of time to them if its not some other form of media like music, news, television, movies heh though some parents do get into the wii.. they just need to look passed wii sports
that there are researchers out there how didn't start the study with a vendetta against games from the beginning. we'll see if the major news stations pick up this pair, so the older generations who aren't as knowledgeable of video games, can see that there are studies that don't condemn video games as catalyst of violence for children.
I love science xD
Anyways got that off my chest, Games are great for everyone! I believe that "People can change if they have the will!" Same goes for Growing up!
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