What kind of teens are at highest risk of getting addicted to video games? And what are the signs of video game addiction? More on risk factors and teen video game addiction signs here.
The average American youth reports playing 13.2 hours of video games per week. Is this too much? We review the basic facts of teen video game play and pose the question here: “Are teens playing too many video games?”
Pathological use of video games has been reported in 8-14% of people who play video games. But what are the signs, symptoms and characteristics of video game addiction? We review here.
How can playing video games effect or change behavior? We look at two major behavior modifications video game play can cause: aggression and skills improvement. A brief review of observational learning theory and the two top video game behavioral effects here.
Yes, and no. In fact, video games have effects on multiple dimensions – the same video game can have both good and bad effects at the same time. Learn more about how researchers measure the effects of video games and when and why video games cause harm here.
The effects of video games on children can be positive and negative. In fact, medical and social sciences research indicates that both harmful and beneficial effects of even violent video games exist. We review the most commonly agreed upon effects of video games on children so that you can form your own opinion about video games and their role in your child’s life.
The passive nature of watching television makes TV prime territory for addictive tendencies. We review the nature of television here, and offer 10 reasons for you to turn off the TV and consider possible television addiction here.
Teachers. Parents. Girlfriends. Ever wonder why kids, teens and adults play video games? Learn more about what motivates gamers to check out of “reality” and plug in to the game. We’ve got the top 10 reasons why people play video games here.
Internet addiction informs and permeates the digital fine art of Willie Schaefer. View his artwork based on social network addiction and read more about how social networking sites can negatively impact your life here.
The latest video game addiction statistics. Plus, symptoms of video game addiction and a timeline of video game addiction causes of death. Video game addiction: can it be so severe that it causes death?