Source: Gamers Have Higher Levels Of Emotional Well-Being
Gaming has been dragged through the mud a lot lately (what else is new right?) but a new study has two interesting findings worth noting.
"A new study finds 17% of adults 63 or older play video games like the ones on Wii or Xbox every day, and a third play at least once a week. Gamers also have higher levels of emotional well-being. North Carolina State University researchers report."
-Gabrielle deGroot Redford. AARP June/July 2013.
It is most excellent to see that so many seniors have been brought into our little hobby as it continues to become a normal part of entertainment. However, I feel compelled to tell you that the article begins with the sentence "Move over, kids." So let's not forget that we are still struggling against the misguided assertion that gaming is for children even in light of studies like the one mentioned.
Also it's good to get any positive news out of these kinds of studies in a time when gamers struggle under unfortunate societal prejudices. I mean, of course you're going to feel more emotionally satisfied when you have such a plethora of rewarding experiences at your fingertips, but some people still need science to convince them I guess.
Thanks for the source and happy 65th birthday Mom!
6/28/2013 12:32:31 PM David D. Nelson