Why Video Games Are Good for You

Why Video Games Are Good for You

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Hey friends, on this episode of Journal Club we’re going to be addressing how video games are good for us and the several benefits they bring.

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Studies referenced in the video:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4682779/
http://rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=3679
https://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2013/11/video-games
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235367249_More_Than_Just_Fun_and_Games_The_Longitudinal_Relationships_Between_Strategic_Video_Games_Self-Reported_Problem_Solving_Skills_and_Academic_Grades
http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=3342
https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0187779
https://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e2598
https://osf.io/h5m7k/

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50 Comments

  1. Ideal Lightning on July 30, 2021 at 9:11 pm

    Playing video games is just like drinking coffee. But games has more good affects than bad causes

  2. Nikhil Chhetri on July 30, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    U need to wear extra eye

  3. FIGHTFANNERD9 KPOP is Trash & Twice is the worst on July 30, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    too much of anything is bad

  4. TUTORIAIS MOBILE on July 30, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    My mom didn’t like that

  5. GHOST 000 on July 30, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    My job does require me to using various applications and possessing various skills. Gaming betters my attention to detail, shorthand, numeracy, and decision-making. Speed within the mind and hands is a good thing, at least for my job. Gaming has impacted my career positively. Gaming is a very good distraction and it can also be fun. On my days off, I game, relax, and enjoy my day. I like to either stay at home and game or go out for drinks and party with my work-team mates. If I decided not to go out for a piss-up then I would just stay at home to game, order food, watch movies, and relax. At times, after a long shift at work, I would perhaps play for around 30 minutes, just to switch off. All the ‘hate’ generally comes from women more than anyone else as far as I have noticed. I just want to tell them something: ”I would rather spend my free time gaming than gossiping about my counterparts which seems much more depressing if you were to ask me. All that time I spend on playing games, women would spend that time on gossiping, plotting, scheming, and deploying various types of attacks against other women with a thinner waistline than their own. So, [BLANK] off, it’s simple as that. Don’t worry about us (Gamers), worry about yourselves (and your waistline). We couldn’t give a blind [BLANK] about what you did with your time because we are happy with how we spend ours. A man’s needs are very simple and much easier than the needs of women. Women struggle to find happiness, so what they do? They try to make us stop all the things we do which make us happy. Well, unfortunately, it is not going to happen so go and get a therapist”.

  6. Wesleh on July 30, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    I have like 200 internet friends

  7. CluelessEngineer on July 30, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    If you consider your time as a form as currency, then video games are low return strategy. Sure there might be benefits to games but my money is better invested in a different stock. Thanks for the video though.

  8. pranati chauhan on July 30, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    My mom told me to become a doctor too then play as much as I like.😩👌

  9. Sachin Murali on July 30, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    1:46 The allocation of attention may work in video games but in real world the same allocation of attention named as distraction

  10. Maxthon Echevarria on July 30, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    I honestly don’t know weather if i want to continue to play video games or just quit because If i continue i will waste my entire life and their is no turning back

  11. iTried on July 30, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    I play 2k and my passing vision is crazy

  12. Nishang on July 30, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    It’s addictive also…

  13. PancakeEpic Minecraft101 on July 30, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Maybe we can use realistic vehicle driving simulators in vr to help people learn driving cars, planes and helicopters

  14. Karthik Sashank on July 30, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    The negative side arise only when we are addicted to the games
    If we use it for recreation and breaks between study sessions ,the negative effects are nil

  15. Ali Abdaal on July 30, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    Guys pls follow me on Twitch – I stream studying + coding + occasionally gaming hehe – https://twitch.tv/aliabdaal

  16. Sam Sakaria on July 30, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    I’ve played N64 emulator

  17. Chris Bailey on July 30, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    me showing my dad this video made by a reliable channel, my dad showing me an article made by a shady person

  18. Emerson Lee on July 30, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    the problem is that people are going to use this to justify excessive gaming

  19. justin surla on July 30, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Ali :"(Explaining)"
    Me:"See Mom"

  20. Trade Hut on July 30, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Video games are good for me because they encourage me to make notes on them.

  21. Fyscou on July 30, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    My parents concentrated more on 0:42 than rest of the video

  22. BLOBimation 123 on July 30, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    people who dislike the video are maybe parents or teacher

  23. Brandon Mills on July 30, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Here’s the deal with video games. They improve a lot of mental skills. However, there comes a point where the learning is done and they are just hold you back.

  24. Oskar Gerényi on July 30, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    cool

  25. Nikhil Chhetri on July 30, 2021 at 9:35 pm

    Hahahahha 🤮

  26. Sam Sakaria on July 30, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    Games are awesome even on emulator Android

  27. SajinS on July 30, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    I never saw it as a waste of time. It always helped my productivity.

  28. Jonathan's Music and Edits on July 30, 2021 at 9:39 pm

    Hey bro..can u please gift me a ps4? Pleeaaseee

  29. Grant Cai on July 30, 2021 at 9:43 pm

    The media is gonna hate this.

  30. Jonah Bigand on July 30, 2021 at 9:45 pm

    OMG ! Dr Daphné Bavelier is actually my neurosciences professor in Geneva xD

  31. Jake Basgall on July 30, 2021 at 9:46 pm

    I love video games lol:)

  32. Jek Leung on July 30, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    i watch this every time i play fortnite lol

  33. One Guy Named Ivan on July 30, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    I’m going through school right makes my anxiety crippling because I don’t well in school with Dyslexia, ADHD, and ASD. Playing video games always calm down me.

  34. •PastelUnicorn• on July 30, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Yea honestly video games are really good for you it boosts your happiness and like shooting games kind of like fortnite help your aim and choice games like the walking dead and life is strange help your emotional stability or something I think some people use Minecraft for chemistry! Video games could be very useful!

  35. Max on July 30, 2021 at 9:48 pm

    The first Video from you that doesnt make me feel bad afterwarda 🙂

  36. V Sector on July 30, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    I am legit sending this to my
    Dad

  37. Alakazamlover4 on July 30, 2021 at 9:50 pm

    i am using this video as a source for my paper for this exact same topic
    i have use 2 non-text sources so this is my 2nd one 😀

  38. DaRealK1ng 🆘👑 on July 30, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    So that’s why I play so many videogames
    And I feel smart 🙂

  39. TelepathicFish on July 30, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    fitter__happier__more_productive

  40. Aria on July 30, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    this guy is so smart, that he can make video games boring.

  41. Last on July 30, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    Do you use a Mechanical Keyboard?

  42. The Factophilic on July 30, 2021 at 9:57 pm

    Question: Why do most people prefer twitch over Youtube?

  43. heehoo on July 30, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    My mom: i pretend i do not see

  44. gotajerb on July 30, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Man I appreciate people that make videos like this but whenever I play video games I get fuck all addicted as HELL and I have no choice but to quit because my entire life goes down the drain. So I have no choice but to stay away for my own well being. Sad sad.

  45. 1dullgeek on July 30, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    As a father of teenage children, and someone who sits in front of a computer screen 10+ hours per day, there’s a disagreement with my wife about the merits of video games. I’m pretty indifferent while she is convinced that the negatives outweigh the positives.

    Given your research I’d be interested in knowing what you found on the negative side that was a real vs imagined.

  46. malik urac on July 30, 2021 at 10:05 pm

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  47. ABo NaBiL Gamer ! on July 30, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Yeah but it’s a waste of time sooooo

  48. Charlie Glew on July 30, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I feel when I play video games it gives me a reason to make up on a social/physical side of life when I’m finished .. abit like going on a diet and having a "cheat meal" knowing your going back to the diet for sure.

  49. Ramza on July 30, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    It depends on what video games you are playing, not just any game. Just like anything in life. Reading is good for you but it depends on what you’re reading.
    When I used to play racing games, it helped with eye hand coordination. People need to know though that the benefits rarely outweigh the negative effects.
    While the positive effects are there, addiction is very common and can affect you in a more negative way on more important aspects of life, like relationships, responsibilities at home and school.

  50. Himanshu Giri Goswami on July 30, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    This is the most important question of life.

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