The benefits of playing video games.

  title={The benefits of playing video games.},
  author={Isabela Granic and Adam Lobel and Rutger C.M.E. Engels},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={69 1},
Video games are a ubiquitous part of almost all children's and adolescents' lives, with 97% playing for at least one hour per day in the United States. The vast majority of research by psychologists on the effects of "gaming" has been on its negative impact: the potential harm related to violence, addiction, and depression. We recognize the value of that research; however, we argue that a more balanced perspective is needed, one that considers not only the possible negative effects but also the… 

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