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Health Psychology and Human Nature

May 8, 2020

How does videogames affect our wellbeing? In todays episode Rachel Ph.D. tells us about how Video Games (on computer, console, phone etc.) affect our wellbeing and mental health; how it teaches us a variety of skills; how it gives us a pause from our problems and so much more. We also get into addiction; playing as a child and if if playing makes us more aggressive.

Rachel Kowert is a gamer herself with a Ph.D. from the University of New York who’s research focus on games. She has written and edited numerous scientific articles and books. Two of which are a parents guide to video games and Video Games and Well-being. The latter is the first book ever to be published of the positive effects of gaming.

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Friends, hope you enjoy the episode.