Journal Entry #8
April 11, 2011
David, Ronald M. “Addressing the Epidemic of Video Game Overuse.” Opinion
AMA Leader Commentary; Pg. 27 Vol. 51 N.19. American Medical News.
http://www.lexisnexis.com.proxy.bc.edu/hottopics/lnacademic/? April 11,
This article is pertaining to the health issues involving an overuse of video game
playing. Studies say that playing video games can help health issues such as stroke
rehabilitation, patient education, and therapy in moderating certain phobias. Games such
as “Dance Dance Revolution” is used to combat youth obesity and thus, is part of some
schools. However, it supports both sides of the argument in that it gives cases where
video games has a negative effect on the physical aspect of one’s body.
Kooijmans, Thomas A. “Effects of Video Games on Aggressive Thoughts and
Behaviors During Development.” Personality Research. Last Modified in
http://www.personalityresearch.org/papers/kooijmans.html April 11, 2011.
This article speaks about the effects video games has on one’s brain and how it
leads to humans reacting in aggressive ways. Many school shootings was related to video
games. This article gives the example of the shooting at Columbine High School. Many
video games have been severely censored and frown upon due to these various links to
Missimer, Rick. “The Impact of Video Games on People.” Health Guidance.