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Do video games have a positive effect on society?
Video games have a negative influence on people who play them.
lower impulse control
and frustration tolerance and encourage seeing others as problems that will disappear when solved.
Video games give people the false feeling of reaching goals. While executing real-life tasks is harder and sometimes challenging, doing great things in video games is much easier.
Video games negatively influence sexist attitudes.
claims that VR can cause the brain to store what the viewer sees as real events. If video games for VR develop real-life graphics, the brain could store these instances as real-life events, and this could cause trauma or violent behavior.
Playing video games has been shown to
increase grey matter
in the brain. It is being considered as a way of combating Alzheimer's disease.
Studies have shown that video games can increase one's reaction time, critical thinking skills and allow some to relieve stress.