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The Psychological Impact of Video Games

June 7, 2021 by CM2 Student Zoya A. Zoya A.

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Learning Targets

  • APPLIED EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE AND PROBLEM SOLVING/METHODS
  • Critical Thinking
  • Research Methods
  • Scientific Concepts

Driving Question: How can I study the psychological impact of video games?

Module Overview: For her project, Zoya focused on psychological research by measuring the emotional and behavioral impact of violent and non-violent video games. Her correlative research looked at how playing video games affects individuals by observing them in their natural environment. The participants reflected on their mood and behavior, and Zoya evaluated this research to arrive at her conclusion.

Project Reflection: “Through this project, I learned that I am quite interested in psychology. Conducting research was exciting; however, reading about existing research and previous studies was also quite fascinating. I learned so much about different research methods, and I made so many mistakes while conducting my research. Learning from my own mistakes, however, makes me confident about conducting more investigations in the future.”