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Playing Video Games Linked To Creativity
2011-11-03 03:28:49

Both boys and girls who play video games tend to be more creative, regardless of whether the games are violent or nonviolent, according to new research by Michigan State University scholars. A study of nearly 500 12-year-olds found that the more kids played video games, the more creative they were in tasks such as drawing pictures and writing stories. In contrast, use of cell phones, the Internet and computers (other than for video games) was unrelated to creativity, the study found....

Nagging Parents Make Kids Play More Videogames
2011-09-08 05:17:43

  Children who think their parents are poor monitors or nag a lot tend to play videogames more than other kids, according to a study by Michigan State University researchers. The study, funded by the National Science Foundation, is one of the first to link parental behavior to kids´ videogame playing. The researchers surveyed more than 500 students from 20 middle schools and found that the more children perceived their parents´ behavior as negative (e.g., “nags a...

2011-04-07 10:00:00

PESCADERO, Calif., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Team TIBCO, one of the top women's cycling teams in North America, announced today that tickets are available for "An evening with the Voices of the Tour de France: Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwin, Bob Roll," professional cycling's most recognizable announcers. The event will benefit the Silicon Valley Cycling Foundation, a non-profit foundation established to foster competitive amateur sports for women. "An evening...

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2009-03-25 09:10:00

Using cell phones and playing video games may not be as harmful to children's academic performance as previously believed, according to new research by a team of Michigan State University scholars. In fact, cell phones had no effect on academic performance among a group of 12-year-olds, the researchers found in a three-year study published by the Conference Proceedings of the International Association for Development of the Information Society, or IADIS, in Barcelona, Spain. And while the...

2008-09-04 00:00:19

By Rachel Pugh RECRUITMENT Being a school bursar isn't just about money. It's a serious management role. By Rachel Pugh If Linda Jackson spots a child who's been sent to the head's office at the primary school where she is bursar, she usually hears the first version of the misdemeanour from the over-anxious child. "The pleasure I get every day is the contact with the children," says Jackson. "They do not view me as an authority figure and many a time I find myself hearing some...