Video Gaming Risk Factors [Pic]

Submitted by: kitteh9lives 5 years ago in Misc

Someone needs to look up the definition of "problem" and "risk"....
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Male 5,413
Indeed we are.
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Male 3,631
Thank you almightybob1. I didn`t have to iterate that cause and correlation risk confusion here by employing the term `risk-factors,` because you elaborated for me! It`s all semantics anyway, not a big deal.
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Male 321
Typical PSA
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Male 144
Those seriously are two of the most dangerous traits to The Man.
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Male 294
Being imaginative and intellectual seems to indicate that one may be at higher risk of addiction and/or mental/emotional issues in general.

Idk how widely agreed upon that is, but some of the quickest(mentally, obviously), most empathetic, most creative, most well spoken individuals I`ve ever known have I met through drugs and rehab-type programs. I`ve known very few unintelligent addicts.

That`s why the notion of addiction/habituation = lack of intellect is so frustrating. Now, many know better than to just make assumptions like that, but for some they never gave it much thought and have accepted that as fact. I think that`s why they`d include something like the above; parents who aren`t familiar with addiction might think `oh, my son is too smart to let something like that happen. He knows better, and I wouldn`t let it happen`. I`m sure they`re pointing out it can happen to anyone, including and especially smart, creative ppl.
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Male 38,411
[quote]Well it would be like stating risk factors include "being over 6 foot tall" and "liking cats".[/quote]

@almightbob1: that is so close it`s frightening!! Lolz! I`m 6`0 exactly.

Addiction is a scary thing. Sudden changes in behaviour or personality are more likely indicators, I think. Looks like several other `risks` are listed.
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Male 15,832
It may sound silly to consider high intelligence as a problem, but my teachers ABSOLUTELY considered it a problem, and they all went out of their way to make it MY problem.
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Male 4,290
[quote]Or you could just explain it, if you`ve got one.[/quote]

Well it would be like stating risk factors include "being over 6 foot tall" and "liking cats". Not in themselves problems, but when combined with other undesirable personality traits...

The problem is then the other personality traits. If these are not factors (which being intelligent and/or imaginative clearly aren`t), don`t list them unless you can demonstrate a causal relationship.
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Male 1,745
This is like the stat that says "having an early big win" is a risk factor for developing gambling problems. That doesn`t mean having an early big win is bad, just MAY set you up to be addicted to gambling later.

Same way, being intelligent or imaginative MAY set you up to get addicted to video games.
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Male 2,841
IT MUST BE DEM VIDYA GAMES AND HIPPITY HOP MUSIK
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Male 637
People who are highly intelligent and imaginative are at high risk of being addicted to video games.

That is a bigger problem than the lazy unimaginative people playing them.

Do we really want the guy who can cure cancer or solve string theory playing video games all day instead?
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Female 2,602
[quote]MacGuffin, maybe if you play more video games you might be at risk of seeing my point. [/quote]

Or you could just explain it, if you`ve got one.
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Female 2,602
[quote]MacGuffin - some serial killers are reputed for being highly intelligent as well. [/quote]

I know I`m going to regret asking this, but, your point is?

Once again, "risk factors" =/= "is a bad thing on its own".
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Male 2,436
Video gaming problem? I don`t get it. Does that mean they suck at video games?

The only problem I`ve heard of is very small percentage of people may experience seizures... there`s warnings on the game packaging.
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Male 50
10% of all students = 97,000 students?



Some one had to say it.
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Male 3,631
Yeah - those two traits are the last thing the government wants to see in our children.

MacGuffin - some serial killers are reputed for being highly intelligent as well. Think your tail is wagging the dog.
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Male 1,754
Kids aged between 13/14 to 17/18 might have poor relationships and self esteem issues?!? No way! I thought having raging hormones would make you a perfectly okay individual free of problems!

This has very little to do with video games.
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Female 1,181
yeah, i have to side with MacGuffin here...
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Female 8,044
MacGuffin, maybe if you play more video games you might be at risk of seeing my point.
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Male 4,431
I believe it`s saying that those at risk of having a video game problem...oh, I see what you did there! ;-)
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Female 2,602
Not really seeing your point, kitteh. Just because being imaginative and intelligent are not in themselves problems, doesn`t mean they can`t be risk factors for problem behaviour when they coexist with other undesirable personality traits.
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Male 687
ofc highly intelligent people are a problem for america =)
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Female 8,044
Link: Video Gaming Risk Factors [Pic] [Rate Link] - Someone needs to look up the definition of `problem` and `risk`....
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