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Evaluating the Specificity of Effects of Video Game Training

Kasey L. Powers and Patricia J. Brooks

in Learning by Playing: Video Gaming in Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896646
eISBN:
9780190256142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896646.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the relationship between the specific features of the video games used for training and the skills acquired. It first reviews previous meta-analyses of the effects of video ... More


Electronic Game Changers for the Obesity Crisis

Sandra L. Calvert, Bradley J. Bond, and Amanda E. Staiano

in Learning by Playing: Video Gaming in Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896646
eISBN:
9780190256142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896646.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the negative and positive effects of electronic games in relation to the childhood obesity crisis. More specifically, it considers how time spent playing electronic games may ... More


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