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Not Just Fun and Games

Psychological scientist Daphne Bavelier remains astounded by her observation that short periods of action-based video-game training nearly erased the gender difference found in geometric mental-rotation tasks. Jeffrey Y. Lin, Bavelier’s copresenter, describes his experience using gaming data to combat online harassment. ... More>


How Tetris may reduce traumatic memories


Treating Trauma With ‘Tetris’


New Research From Psychological Science

A sample of new research exploring: methodological issues in studies linking video games and cognitive abilities; rule-learning in 8-month-olds; and bias among children as a function of group norms. ... More>


Study: Video Games Don’t Trigger Aggression in Adults With Autism