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A new study, though, found that videogames can have benefits for teen girls—as long as they play with their parents.

The research found that girls ages 11 to 16 years old who played videogames with a parent behaved better, felt more connected to their families and had better mental health than girls who played with friends or on their own. The study, by researchers at Brigham Young University’s School of Family Life, and published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health, examined 287 families with teens.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/juggle/2011/02/01/why-videogames-are-good-for-girls/

More on the subject: http://news.byu.edu/archive11-jan-girlvideogames.aspx (contains links to other sites that ran a similar story)
    
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So they're only good for them if they play E-rated games with their parents? How does that benefit us? tongue.gif
    
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Man i entered here with hopes to find an excuse to make my girlfriend game more.
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So... spending time with one's family makes a better family life?

Can I just say "duh"? confused.gif
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I came in here expecting something like "violence in videogames keeps men calm towards girls" or something.
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Man i entered here with hopes to find an excuse to make my girlfriend game more.

Haha! That's what 1/2 of us will probably come here for. biggrin.gif
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Man i entered here with hopes to find an excuse to make my girlfriend game more.

1+ except I have no girlfriend tongue.gif
    
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So... spending time with one's family makes a better family life?

Can I just say "duh"? confused.gif

Oh scientists.

-_-"
post #9 of 54
finding chicks that game is nearly impossible.
i only know one hot one that plays yukon trail tho...
i'll introduce her to Empires: total war...then Civ...then SC2...then Portal...then mirrors edge...then Crysis...then BATTLEFIELD.
its a gradual process biggrin.gif
    
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Originally Posted by Enfluenza;12317201 
finding chicks that game is nearly impossible.
i only know one hot one that plays yukon trail tho...
i'll introduce her to Empires: total war...then Civ...then SC2...then Portal...then mirrors edge...then Crysis...then BATTLEFIELD.
its a gradual process biggrin.gif

Well. It would be perfect if the process is complete by the release of BF3. biggrin.gif
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