The Impact of Computer Games on Children's Personality Characteristics
Department of Educational Sciences, Payame Noor University, PO BOX 19395-3697, Tehran, Iran
Abstract: The computer games have opened their place among children rapidly due to the attractiveness of varied images, high graphics, much excitement and ease of use. Many children around the world have turned to computer games, and parents without worried about the destructive effects of this product "commercial-thriller" are accustomed to behavior of their children, and passively meet this condition. Although the computer games can have positive effects such as: development of personality and behavior, nurturing talent, creativity, focus and precision, increasing IQ, expanding worldviews, enhanced artistry, learning complex concepts, transmission of culture, but it is much more the harmful effects such as weakening the spirit of collectivism, loosening of family ties, impatience, irritability and aggression in children and adolescents. Computer games can increase aggressive behavior in children; also these games can be effective in causing anti-social behavior and conflict. In addition computer games have effects on anxiety, depression, and academic failure. A child that the long hours of your day sits on the computer lags behind from the other activities necessary for the growth, such as academic activities, and social communication.
[Shahsavari M. The impact of computer games on children's personality characteristics. J Am Sci2012;8(10):11-14]. (ISSN: 1545-1003). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 3
Keywords: Children, computer games, personality, creativity Full Text 3