Racing video games may influence later behavior

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Gutenberg
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Racing video games may influence later behavior

Post by Gutenberg » Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:24 am

Racing video games may influence later behavior

Playing an intense racing game makes players more likely to take risks like speeding, passing on the wrong side, running red lights or using a cell phone in a simulated driving task shortly afterwards, according to a new study.
Source: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/ ... 9I20150107
Effects of racing games on risky driving behaviour, and the significance of personality and physiological data
"Racing games have emerged as top-selling products in the video and computer game industry. The effect of playing racing games on the inclination of gamers to take risks has been investigated. "
Original study: http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content ... _ahead_tab

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