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Friday, June 19, 2009

Some Video Games Can Make Children Kinder

Some video games can make children kinder and more likely to help other people.

That's the conclusion of new research published in the June issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, a top-tier, peer-reviewed academic journal.

The article presents the findings of three separate studies, conducted in different countries with different age groups, and using different scientific approaches. All the studies find that playing games with so-called "prosocial" content causes players to be more helpful to others after the game is over. MORE>>>>>

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