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What's A 'Prosocial' Video Game? One Professor Explains

G4TV writes:

"I was recently reading a study about the impact video games have on children that didn't focus on violence. Rather, Iowa State University professor Douglas Gentile and other researchers were looking at how "prosocial" titles can actually encourage children to share and support others.

What exactly is a prosocial video game, though? Could that include a video game that was technically violent, but had players helping one another succeed? I asked the Dr. Gentile to list a few games TheFeed readers might know. Here's what he told me.

'Well, a truly prosocial game wouldn't have any aggression (by the player-controlled character), although even violent games can have some prosocial aspects or acts,' explained Dr. Gentile."

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