Video Games Effects On Problem Solving Skills

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Video Games Effects on Problem Resolving Skills There has been quite a bit of research done on the subject of video games and their relationship to aggression but although the spectrum is growing there is much less research done on video games in their connection to academic performance. Throughout the last two decades a huge portion of text has recorded the advantageous properties of video games on numerous engagements (Novak & Tassell, 2015). Also over the last two decades’ video games have become one of the main ways that people spend their leisure time (Burgess, Stermer & Burgess 2012). With the increase in people playing video games in their spare time as well as the advantages that playing games has it would be logical to assume…show more content…
Strategy based video games seem to make players have an idea that they have higher problem solving skills in comparison to player that are not playing strategy based games. Which is logical as strategy based video games would require more cognition than a sport video game which could easily lead people into thinking that they are learning high level skills from playing games that challenge them cognitively. Thus, explains why participants ranked themselves higher in the Adachi and Willoughby study (2013) because their study was about tactical based video games. Another note on video games in relation to they’re learning dynamic is the virtual reality headsets. Once the technology is further development it could be used to submerge players into deep ocean environments before unreachable by marine biologist students or perhaps it could be used engineer students have to construct virtual versions of their ideas in real time by building the pieces and moving them accordingly. These separate studies all reveal that there is no compressive effect of video games on an overall population sample and they the effects vary based on the people and the type of video game that is played. Because in Burgess, Stermer and Burgess (2012) study they showed that increased time spent playing video games lead to a decrease in the player’s GPA. While Adachi and Willoughby (2013) found that video games have a positive effect on both reported skills in solving issues and
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