Study Finds Prosocial Video Games Can Teach Helpful Behavior

Chess may have been used in the past to teach war strategy where the winning move would change history, but psychologists are ready to release a study later this month whose results claim that gaming with others may rub off into real-life outside of the screen.

Listening to the verbal cesspool that is Xbox Live! may say otherwise, but as gamers that live and thrive in multiplayer know, working together as a team to survive the next Locust wave on Gears of War 2 or patching up friendlies in Team Fortress 2 can make all of the difference in winning or losing. And now it looks like it may actually mean more than an in-game achievement.

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