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Video Games

Their Role in the Development of Children and Adolescents

Many games are appropriate for children of all ages. Many others are not so appropriate. Learn to tell the difference, as well as the benefits and hazards.

Advice for Parents

Video Game Benefits

Video Games and the Brain

Parent Involvement

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    Negative Potential of Video Games

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    Video game addiction has increasingly become a topic of concern. Some of the reasons children begin playing video games...

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    Violent Video Games, Aggressive Behavior, and Social/ School Adjustment

    Over the past 20 years, video games have become increasingly popular in American culture. During this time video games...

    Source: Video Game Special Edition Contributor
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    Violent Video Games and Desensitization

    A Person’s Experience is Affected by Video Games Is it possible that the actual structure of a person’s experience...

    Source: Video Game Special Edition Contributor
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    Video Game Addiction

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Jeanne Brockmyer

Guest Editor

Jeanne H. Brockmyer, Ph.D.

Her experience as a clinical child psychologist led her to be interested in the effects of violence on children. Dr Brockmyer is especially interested in relationships between exposure to media violence and empathy, attitudes towards violence, and desensitization to violence.

Executive Editor:

Netsmartz

Editors: Kimberly Burkhart, M.A., Jacquelyn N. Pidruzny, M.A. & Denise Daniels, Ph.D.