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Video Gaming Risk Factors [Pic]

Hits: 12152 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: Misc. | Added by: kitteh9lives
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8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 2:45:54 PM
Indeed we are.

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 2:05:12 PM
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.

flagler
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 297 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 11:13:31 AM
Typical PSA

blobby5
Male, 30-39, Western US
 144 Posts
Sunday, May 27, 2012 11:00:51 AM
Those seriously are two of the most dangerous traits to The Man.

Penguinato23
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 295 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 10:03:27 PM
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.

5Cats
Male, 50-59, Canada
 25772 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 9:40:11 PM
Well it would be like stating risk factors include "being over 6 foot tall" and "liking cats".


@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.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14445 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 8:07:27 PM
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.

almightybob1
Male, 18-29, Europe
 4278 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 6:11:31 PM
Or you could just explain it, if you've got one.


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.

paperduck
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1706 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 4:33:16 PM
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.

Solvent
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:25:01 PM
IT MUST BE DEM VIDYA GAMES AND HIPPITY HOP MUSIK

ajd121
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 600 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:27:17 PM
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?

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:26:55 PM
MacGuffin, maybe if you play more video games you might be at risk of seeing my point.


Or you could just explain it, if you've got one.

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:25:54 PM
MacGuffin - some serial killers are reputed for being highly intelligent as well.


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

Once again, "risk factors" =/= "is a bad thing on its own".

mykunter
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 2275 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 1:22:00 PM
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.

LitCandle
Male, 13-17, Eastern US
 49 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:59:20 PM
10% of all students = 97,000 students?



Some one had to say it.

Suicism
Male, 18-29, Western US
 3672 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:44:08 PM
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.

swoop408
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1768 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:29:41 PM
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.

Xerasia
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 1340 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:16:45 PM
yeah, i have to side with MacGuffin here...

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1445 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 12:11:02 PM
MacGuffin, maybe if you play more video games you might be at risk of seeing my point.

SmagBoy1
Male, 40-49, Southern US
 4243 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:47:36 AM
I believe it's saying that those at risk of having a video game problem...oh, I see what you did there!

MacGuffin
Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:45:26 AM
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.

skytz1337
Male, 18-29, Europe
 690 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 11:41:21 AM
ofc highly intelligent people are a problem for america =)

kitteh9lives
Female, 70 & Over, Eastern US
 1445 Posts
Saturday, May 26, 2012 7:04:02 AM
Link: Video Gaming Risk Factors [Pic] [Rate Link] - Someone needs to look up the definition of 'problem' and 'risk'....


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