Thursday, April 1, 2010

Video Games, Boys, and Learning - Not A Good Mix According to Study

A typical retail display (in Geneva, Switzerla...Image via WikipediaPsychologists Robert Weis and Brittany C. Cerankosky of Denison University conducted a study, Effects of Video-Game Ownership on Young Boys' Academic and Behavioral Functioning: A Randomized, Controlled Study, examining the short-term effects of video-game ownership on learning and academic development in young boys. The findings, well, after young boys receive their first video game system they don’t do as well in school as boys who don’t own such devices...wow, didn't see that coming.