Video Games Help You Get Over Fears
from the see?-not-so-bad... dept
There have been a lot of stories recently about how video games are good for you (intermixed, of course, with the ones that say video games are bad for you). There was the study showing that video games improved vision followed by one about how video games improved hearing. Now, a new study has shown that video games are very useful in helping people get over their fears. The researchers used “Half-Life” and “Unreal Tournament” to simulate various phobias and let people play in those environments to get comfortable with their fears. They found that it worked just as well as expensive simulators or controlled exposure to the actual phobia. Now, perhaps we need to create a video game that helps certain lawyers get over their irrational fear of video games.