Wednesday May 20, 2015

Co-Op Gaming Elicits Pro-Social Behavior

Hey guys, did you know playing co-op games with others encourages pro-social behavior? Whoddathunkit?

John Velez, an assistant professor of journalism and electronic media in the College of Media & Communication, studied how cooperating with other players in both violent and non-violent video games extended to social situations after the controllers are put down. The results of one article suggest playing cooperatively with others can eliminate the negative effects of violent video games on players' aggressive behaviors in the real world.