Resistance through Video Game Play: It’s a Boy Thing

It is seen in some research that males tend to migrate to videogames that allow them to avoid real life authority to give them the feeling of dominance. A game like Grand Theft Auto is similar to this idea because it allows people to move around freely with any weapon around the cityscape. In “Resistance through Video Game Play: It’s a Boy Thing,” researchers test six adult males and six young boys playing videogames. The results showed that both groups preferred games that resist authority. This becomes an issue in institutions because it prevents the students from learning. By introducing games to schools, we can lower stress on teachers and increase the amount of information that is retained in students.

http://www.jstor.org.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/stable/20054157?seq=8

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