Note: This is a column I wrote for Now Loading
It’s a good time to play “Pokemon Go,” not only because the game just dropped its Easter event, but it turns out people who play the game are more happy and friendly.
According to a recent study published in the journal Media Psychology, researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found that people who play the game are more happy and exercising more than others who don’t partake in Pokemon hunting.
The team started their research three weeks after the game’s launch in July of last year with 40 – out of 400 people – playing “Pokemon Go.” The study found that the those who were playing the game were more likely to be exercising, experiencing positive emotions, as well as making new friends and strengthening their current bond with others. It’s a fascinating study.
When “Pokemon Go” first dropped in July, there were many negative things being reported in the media. You heard about people who would play the game while driving, trespassing on private property, ruining public property and even harming others – all of those you should not do when you play the game.
I can’t speak for others, but since I’ve played the game, I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with the game.
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