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Video Games: Research and Conference

Posted Apr 09 2009 7:14pm

In a study on video games and ADHD, Chan and Rabinowitz investigated whether there was a relationship between media use and and academic and social functioning.  72 students filled out the Youngs Internet Addiction Scale and their parents completed the Conners Parent Rating Scale.  The authors found that teens who play video games for more than one hour a day are more likely to have symptoms of ADHD than those who do not.

In other video game news, the Serious Games Summit was held in Washington, DC this week.  The idea of the summit was to discuss how games are currently being used to encourage learning and training and to brainstorm about their potential.  Games mentioned in a USA Today article include opportunities for learning about binary code, congressional redistricting, and classical instruments. 

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