Archive du blog pour October 2013

Beneficial Video Games

The American comedian Demetri Martin said, ‟I’d like to play a video game where you help the people who were shot in all the other games. It’d be called ‘Really Busy Hospital’.” Until recently, there was little interest in the creation of pro-social non-violent video games in which the characters interact and help each other… Read more »

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Violent Video Games: A Hazard to Society

The new version of one of the world’s best selling video games, Grand Theft Auto V has just been released. This game contains unprecedented violence. The player may, for example, drive on the sidewalk and run over pedestrians whose blood smears the bumper and the windshield of the four by four which he has taken… Read more »

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‟Empathy Fatigue” – 2

Recently, I was talking with a nurse, who, like most of her colleagues, is constantly confronted with the sufferings and problems of the patients she cares for. She told me that the new training for healthcare personnel, in order to avoid the infamous burnout which affects so many healthcare workers, emphases the ‟necessity of keeping… Read more »

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‟Empathy Fatigue” – 1

The word empathy means an affective resonance with someone else. If you are moved by the suffering of someone, even though you make a clear distinction between yourself and that person, you suffer because she suffers. You may also feel joy when she feels joy. Researchers found that a part of their brain network associated… Read more »

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