Lifewire: “Playing Video Games May Be Good for Your Mental Health, Experts Say” (Mimi Ito quoted)

February 23, 2021

Dr. Mimi Ito, a cultural anthropologist and professor at the University of California, Irvine studying youth and new media practices, has done research focusing on creative and learning communities that surround complex games such as StarcraftLittle Big PlanetMinecraft, and Roblox

“We found that young people, when engaged in these affinity groups and online communities, are learning a wide range of technical, academic, and digital citizenship skills and knowledge,” Ito said in an email interview. “This can range from organizing complex team play, creating and editing videos, or building their own games.”

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