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    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – Racial representation and gaming

    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – Racial representation and gaming

    My interviewee this time is André Brock from the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Iowa. His recent article in Games and Culture called ‘‘When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong: Resident Evil 5, Racial Representation, and Gamers” was the topic of our conversation. Brock writes that, “videogames’ ability to depict cultural […]

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    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – Violence and Video Game Play Revisited

    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – Violence and Video Game Play Revisited

    We revisit the question of video game play and subsequent violence in my interview with James Ivory. He writes that “much of my research focuses on the content and effects of new entertainment media such as video games. At Virginia Tech, I founded the VT G.A.M.E.R. Lab (Virginia Tech Gaming and Media Effects Research Laboratory), […]

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    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – Family Life and Video Game Play

    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – Family Life and Video Game Play

    This time I spoke with Pål Aarsand who has a PhD in Child Studies and works as a senior lecturer at the Department of Education, Uppsala University, Sweden. His research interest is in young people’s use of digital technology in their everyday lives. He has focused on game/play, identities, the parent-child relation and digital competences. […]

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    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – Problem Video Game Play and Genre

    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – Problem Video Game Play and Genre

    Luther Elliott, of the Institute for Special Populations Research, National Development and Research Institutes, New York, NY, and I talked about his work on how video game genre might be a predictor of problem use. In an article published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, he and his coauthors explored this new way of viewing […]

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    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – Video Games Let You Be All You Can Be

    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – Video Games Let You Be All You Can Be

    Andrew Przybylski and I chatted this time about how ones sense of ideal self can be encouraged with the play of video games. Przybylski is with the Department of Psychology, University of Essex, United Kingdom. He and his coauthors recently published a study in Psychological Science, the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology, exploring these […]

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    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – What is a gamer identity or gamer culture?

    Video Games: Brain Gain or Drain? – What is a gamer identity or gamer culture?

    This time I spoke with Adreine Shaw who is at Temple University . We talked about her research into video game identity and culture. This came out in an article in Games and Culture and has been the most downloaded and read article in the journal in the last few years. The article, “What is Video […]

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