Oxford University finds gaming can improve mental health

Oxford University recently released a study suggesting that playing video games does have some benefits on a player’s mental health. The researchers, Niklas Johannes, Matti Vuorre, and Andrew K. Przybylski through the Oxford Internet Institute, partnered with Electronic Arts and Nintendo of America to obtain “actual play behavior” to acquire data rather than relying on players self-reporting. The study found “a small positive relation between game play and well-being” after participants played either Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville or Animal Crossing: New Leaf. After an extended time playing either game, players were asked to take a survey about their […] The post Oxford University finds gaming can improve mental health appeared first on Daily Esports.
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