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Wednesday November 02, 2011

Research Shows Video Games Stimulate Kids’ Imaginations

Next time your mom/wife/girlfriend starts complaining about you playing video games, you just tell her you are stimulating your imagination!

The study of 491 12-year-olds was conducted by lead researcher Linda Jackson, a professor of psychology at Michigan State University, as part of the Children and Technology Project. It found that the more kids played video games, the more creative they were in tasks like writing stories and drawing pictures, as gauged by the figural version of the Torrance Test of Creativity.