Playing Video Games Makes You More Likely to Succeed at Work
If you've ever needed a reason to play video games, well, here it is. Playing them can make you more successful at work. And depending on your schedule, this part could be good or bad news. It only takes two hours a week. You might be wondering how this is possible. Well, from a study out of Glasgow University:
Matt Barr, a lecturer in Information Studies, said his findings suggest that modern video games can encourage players to think critically and solve problems, the types of qualities that are seen as useful for graduates.
Granted the study was done with a very small group of students, only 36 total. They were split into two groups. One control group, while the other 16 undergraduates were asked to play eight different video games, including Borderlands 2, Minecraft, and Lara Croft.
The findings showed that the group that played the games showed improvements on communication, adaptability and resourcefulness scales, compared to the control group.
Of course, you care going to want to limit the amount you play. It kind of defeats the purpose if you spend all your time playing video games, and not doing homework.