For essay #3 I will continue to look at how violent video games can be good for kids. One of my secondary sources I will be using is from The Washington Post. The title of the article is called “A New Study Shows Benefits of Violent Games.” This article suggests that playing video games even if it includes shooting, can increase children learning and social skills. The writers point out that the skills being strengthened in playing such games include, reasoning and memory. The authors say that it is found to be that playing shooter improved a player’s capacity to think about objects in three dimensions. They also point out a study which found that the more people play strategic video games the more they improved in problem solving and school grades. Additionally, the authors point out that playing such video games can enhance creativity, but not when the child uses forms of technology to play the video game.
This article is a good source to use for my essay and fits well, because it basically talks about the things I will talk about in my essay which is benefits of violent media. This article has many information of the benefits of violent media that I could elaborate on, such as the cognitive and creativity being enhanced. I could also use this source to back up what I’m saying when analyzing a pop-culture. A quote I plan on using is “The more adolescents reported playing strategic violent games, the more they improved in problem solving and school grades the following year.” In other words the authors are saying that the more people play violent games, the better they become at school because of the problem solving skills that is being worked on. I can use this quote to elaborate on how playing violent games can improve problem solving skills that can also carry on into academic grades.
"A New Study Shows Benefits of Violent Video Games for Kids' Learning." Washington Post. 02 Dec. 2013. Web. 22 July 2014.