09notes - Computers and Society Why do people think that...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

Computers and Society     February 25, 2009 - Why do people think that violent gaming is dangerous for young minds?   Video  games are so engrossing that they call you into a close identification with a  sometimes violent aggressive character.  - Diane Pozefsky says yea we can use that for education and to  What do we love about games? - Socializing   Because it is a social activity…I do it with my friends or I meet friends  online.  - Mastery—for its own sake   people like mastery; they like getting good at things;  there is this connection with the simple process at becoming good at something - Competition  It’s competitive and we like competition. It gives us a thrill; we like to  win. If we lose we fill driven to play again so that we might win - What else?  - Pozesfsky talk: other benefits?  - Simulation; help people with emotion (i.e. help people through PTSD) Newer Studies Bust some myths - EverQuest  lots of people playing online; war quest type game -
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Spring '09
  • NICHOLAS
  • video  Games, privacy  issue. People, violent aggressive character., play time—especially women, type game Surveys

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern