The Therapeutic Use of Videogames in Childhood and Adolescence

  title={The Therapeutic Use of Videogames in Childhood and Adolescence},
  author={M. Griffiths},
  journal={Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry},
  pages={547 - 554}
  • M. Griffiths
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology
  • Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • U N T I L V E RY R E C E N T LY , most reported effects of videogames in children and adolescence centred upon the alleged negative consequences. These included videogame addiction (e.g. Griffiths & Hunt, 1995, 1998), increased aggressiveness (e.g. Griffiths, 1998), and various medical and psychosocial effects (Griffiths, 1996). Many people seem surprised that videogames have been used innovatively in a wide variety of therapeutic and medical contexts. As we shall see, ‘videogame therapy’ has… CONTINUE READING
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