Is gaming and television bad for attention and school work?

ScienceDirect – Journal of Psychiatric Research : The influence of television and video game use on attention and school problems: A multivariate analysis with other risk factors controlled

An interesting article testing a large group of kids in the US to determine if gaming and television negatively affects attention. The study is done quite well and there are some significant associations in there. However, the authors show that spending more time playing games, even violent ones, does not predict poor scores at school or attention problems.

Too bad for you, anti-gamers?

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