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Positive impacts of computer games

- Чайка, Г.В. ( (2019) Positive impacts of computer games Актуальні проблеми психології: Збірник наукових праць Інституту психології імені Г.С. Костюка НАПН України. Том VI: Психологія обдарованості (16). pp. 269-278. ISSN 2072-4772

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The article presents the overview of the studies conducted both in Ukraine and abroad in order to find the positive effects of computer games on their users. The article show that computer games influence human cognitive development: memory, attention, thinking and intellectual functions in general. There are studies that show that gamers have better attention, in particular, better concentration and selectivity, large volume and a wider field of attention. Gamers are able to make quick and confident decisions in an uncertain situation; moreover, a decision-making speed does not affect its correctness. Computer gamers can better handle multitasking. People who play computer games are more persistent in solving of complex problems and more open to new experiences. Also, computer games are effective in cognitive function supporting at aging. The game can change an individual’s self-image and locus of control. Games reduce stress and boost mood. The impact of computer games on players’ social activity and their communication skills with the environment is discussed. It is suggested that computer games can be a safe place to experiments with social interactions for vulnerable people. It is shown that games can also stimulate imagination and creativity. Positive correlations between creativity and passion for computer games displayed by players of all ages suggest that a widespread view that computer game activities have a negative effect on the creative and intellectual abilities of children, adolescents and adults is most likely unfair. The findings state that games can be useful for psychological development, though the purpose of their creation is purely entertaining. As a traditional game is a source of development for a young child, a computer game can stimulate certain personal characteristics and traits of an adult.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: computer games, gamers, psychological influences, cognitive development, fantasy, creativity
Subjects: Science and knowledge. Organization. Computer science. Information. Documentation. Librarianship. Institutions. Publications > 1 Philosophy. Psychology
Divisions: Institute of Psychology after N.Kostiuk > P. Chamata department of personality psychology
Depositing User: наук.співр. Г.В. Чайка
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2019 13:27
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2019 13:27


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