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"The purpose of this investigation was to examine differences in psychological functioning (e.g., well-being, affect, depression, and social functioning) between older adults who play digital games compared to those older adults that do not play digital games."
"The research published here suggests that there is a link between gaming and better well-being and emotional functioning. We are currently planning studies to determine whether playing digital games actually improves mental health in older adults. "
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Successful aging through digital games: Socioemotional differences between older adult gamers and Non-gamers
Jason C. Allaire, Anne Collins McLaughlin, Amanda Trujillo, Laura A. Whitlock, Landon LaPorte, Maribeth Gandy
Computers in Human Behavior 2013
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