Psychology & Psychiatry

Lure of the 'loot box' looks a lot like gambling

An increasingly popular feature of modern video games is attracting gamers who share the beliefs and behaviours of problem gamblers, new UBC research has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Playing action video games can actually harm your brain

Neuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain power, a new study conducted at Université de Montréal suggests. Why? Because in many cases, gaming can do more ...

Health

Study compares active video gaming to unstructured outdoor play

The increasing use of video games is often blamed for children's lack of interest in physical activity, but a UT study recently published in the Games for Health Journal suggests that active video games may actually be a ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Video games make you less sexist? It's not quite that simple

The latest article exploring sexism in academia suggests that it no longer exists. Some have already grumbled about flaws in the study's design. But more than that, I simply don't believe the finding because there is clear ...

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