Jordan Erica Webber talks to psychologist Pete Etchells about his new book, which explores both his personal relationship with video games and how society views – and could learn to view – this form of entertainment.

Pete Etchells didn’t understand why there was such a divide in how society viewed video games. The debates he saw were always heated. One side believed video games were brilliant and had a positive effect on our lives. The other believed they were dangerous on multiple levels for kids and adults alike.

So he did some research to try and figure out some of the biggest questions we ask when we discuss video games: do they make us violent? Do they make us anti-social? Are they addictive? The result was a book, which was published at the start of April 2019.

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