NBC News interviews UB expert about the perception of videogamers as nerds

Published July 15, 2014

An article on NBC News about the perception of videogame players as inactive, maladjusted nerds quotes Matthew Grizzard, assistant professor of communication whose research involves the cognitive and psychological effects of games. “Those typical stereotypes you see in the past, they don’t really exist very much anymore,” he said. “We’ve grown up with the medium – it’s just so ubiquitous now.” The article also looks at Grizzard’s research that showed that players feel real guilt when they perform immoral actions in a game, which may lead to pro-social behavior.


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