I've had a very strong opinion about video games for a while - they're completely worthless, addictive (thanks a lot gamification), and unproductive. Sound negative enough? Well good, I meant it that way. I deal with so many youth that lack so much in the areas of communication, confidence, leadership, and enthusiasm. These young people could be so much better...but they waste so much of their time in front of screens, gaming away their lives.
Well, I've had a change of heart (not a total change of change of mind). Cognitive researcher Daphne Bavelier has helped me understand the positive effects of video games.
I design, plan, and evaluate economic development programs for Utah State University.
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