There’s STILL Trouble in River City, Apparently

Approximate Reading Time: 3 minutes APA Says Video Games Make You Violent, but Critics Cry Bias. It’s disappointing, but really not surprising to see the APA come out with a pronouncement like this.   It is pretty clear that the approach was (as it often … Continue reading

Guest Post: Hunter-gatherers do not represent life in our Evolutionary Environment of Adaptation – Helga Vierich

Approximate Reading Time: 6 minutes Are children keen to learn even when they have no schools? How can we teach empathy and self-control? This guest post looks at hunter-gatherer societies and gives us a glimpse into an approach to education and interaction that is different … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (Jun 14, 2014)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Did violence shape our faces? “What contributed to the evolution of faces in the ape-like ancestors of humans? The prehistoric version of a bar fight —over women, resources and other slug-worthy disagreements, new research from the University of Utah scheduled … Continue reading

5 Gamer Comments That Give Straight White Guys a Bad Name | Cracked.com

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute THIS: They’re playing in the comment section of a website about video games: That’s three levels of virtual world created only to entertain them. 5 Gamer Comments That Give Straight White Guys a Bad Name | Cracked.com. This is brilliant. … Continue reading

I Make Up Worlds – The Problem with ‘Boys Will Be Boys’

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute I Make Up Worlds – The Problem with ‘Boys Will Be Boys’. An interesting parallel. I’ve always thought that parents needed to accept responsibility for at least some of the violence against women problem. But especially the moms – their … Continue reading

Where I’ve Been Online (to March 9, 2013)

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Your Game! Offer Serious Games Price Breakthrough: Your Game! Your content in an engaging, immersive, rapidly developed simulation. New from Totem Learning, our February launch promotion: Your content in a bespoke serious game at less than eLearning prices! Harness our … Continue reading

Violent games not to blame for youth aggression

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Finally! A study that looks for the keys where they were lost rather than under the streetlight. Violent games not to blame for youth aggression. Ferguson found that depressive symptoms were a strong predictor for youth aggression and rule breaking, … Continue reading

More Trouble in River City

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Here’s a well-written explanation for why most of the media-effects studies really don’t tell us anything: WHY VIDEO GAME RESEARCH IS FLAWED By CHRIS LAVIGNE Studies that spread the idea that video games are harmful to children are conducted by … Continue reading