What impact does video games have?

Answered by Daniel Björklund
Fråga: 
What impact does video games have on a person's everyday life? Please answer in English (because I'm not good at Swedish) and do not link any source!
Svar: 

First of all as a librarian I  do not do your school assignments. The task at hand for you is to look at different sources and think critically and evaluate them, what has a credibility and what has not. This is a skill that becomes more and more important to have in a world that produce "alternative" facts and people get their facts from social media, which is problematic because the algorithms only supply you with what you earlier surfed on and therefore only give you what you like, it's a phenomenon called filter bubbles. The discussion about video games is a really good one to investigate because the researches are divided in two camps. I would say that the good question would be when do video games impact a persons everyday life? When does it become a problem? So I'll send you some links that you can read and contemplate:
http://www.psychguides.com/guides/video-game-addiction-symptoms-causes-a...
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/03/upshot/why-some-men-dont-work-video-g...
http://www.healthguidance.org/entry/12626/1/Video-Game-Addiction--A-Seri...
https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vdpwga/video-game-addiction-is-destro...

18 September 2017 - 22:46