Competitive versus cooperative exergame play for African American adolescents' executive function skills: short-term effects in a long-term training intervention.

@article{Staiano2012CompetitiveVC,
  title={Competitive versus cooperative exergame play for African American adolescents' executive function skills: short-term effects in a long-term training intervention.},
  author={Amanda E. Staiano and Anisha Anna Abraham and Sandra L. Calvert},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2012},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={337-42}
}
Exergames are videogames that require gross motor activity, thereby combining gaming with physical activity. This study examined the role of competitive versus cooperative exergame play on short-term changes in executive function skills, following a 10-week exergame training intervention. Fifty-four low-income overweight and obese African American adolescents were randomly assigned to a competitive exergame condition, a cooperative exergame condition, or a no-play control group. Youths in the… CONTINUE READING

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