The Video Game from the Perspective of Positive Psychology


In recent years, video games have become one of the primary means of people’s daily entertainment. With the diversification of video gaming platform and the enrichment of the contents, the impact of video games on people’s mental health and behavior is increasing, and thus becomes a hot research area of psychology. Traditional psychology has done a lot of research on the negative impact of video games, but the advent of positive psychology offers a new research perspective of the video game. This paper presents a review of the research focusing on the video games on people’s emotions, positive personal trait quality positive personal trait, relationships from the perspective of positive psychology, and offers suggestion for future video games design.

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Liang, S. , Li, H. and Yang, X. (2014) The Video Game from the Perspective of Positive Psychology. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 57-60. doi: 10.4236/jss.2014.28009.

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