Phycologist Dr. Darcia gives a two sided perspective on the benefits of video games."In fact, violent videogames have an even more powerful influence than violent television and movies, whose detrimental effects have been documented for decades while violent videogames may promote some complex problem solving and coordination skills as well, they have multiple negative effects here are three related to moral functioning." she claims. Her point is while video games can improve our mental capabilities they can also give us misguided morals
A UWIRE article by Brian Sweeney delves into the theory that violence in video games correlates with real life violence. "Gamers who play violent video games know and recreating certain actions in games into real life can harm or kill a person, and they don't plan on doing these things " he claims. Gamers ho play these games know better than to do something from them in the real world is his claim.
An article by Paul Waldman speaks on politicians blaming gun violence on video games. He claims this is not true and has research to back up his claims. "People play the same video games all over the world, but we're the only country that has this mass shooting problem." he says. He makes very interesting points about why video games are not causing mass shootings.
Cheryl Olson list different ways how video games can improve children. "Video games can help children's brain development. When my son was a young adolescent, I watched him play Legend of Zelda games. He had to search, negotiate, plan, and try different approaches to advance." she says in the article. She obviously thinks that video games helped her son develop and claims her research backs this.
According to Andy Heinon of Michigan State Professor Jacksons finds that video games are linked to creativity in their players.“Once they do that, video games can be designed to optimize the development of creativity while retaining their entertainment values such that a new generation of video games will blur the distinction between education and entertainment,” Jackson said. Professor Jackson thinks that this could be quite revolutionary in education.
In this article, by Fox News, they collect different opinions from doctors and professors based off their research on the effects video games have on a layers mental state and capabilities. The general consensus from this article is that video games have very subtle positive effect on players mental capabilities. Dr. Desilva has found they can help children observance as said here“Another study supports increased ability to observe and distinguish between visual field distractors such as knowing how many objects are on a screen without actually counting each one"