What Should I Think About?

Having Fun and Healing With Games: Guest Starring Germ

May 15, 2022

High control religious groups often discourage games, warning about the 'dangers' of being influenced by Satan or the world. But what about the benefits of playing games and their role in finding community, experiencing a sense of competence and potential benefits around memory and thinking? Germ joins Celine and Stephen this week to talk all things gaming and games. There's also a bit of reminiscing about some of the team's favourite games, with a dash of psychology thrown in and the link between video games and a sense of well-being. 

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Paper

Johannes, N., Vuorre, M., & Przybylski, A. K. (2021). Video game play is positively correlated with well-being. Royal Society Open Science8(2), 202049.

https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/pdf/10.1098/rsos.202049

 

 

 

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