Some dude at BYU did a study on video games. His "findings" include:
- The more the students play video games, the worse their relationships are with friends and parents
- Those who play video games daily smoke pot twice as much as other players and three times more than those who never play
- Young women who play often have lower self-esteem
Which is funny, because if you reverse those conclusions...
- The worse students' relationships are with friends and parents, the more the students play video games
- The more frequently people smoke pot, the more likely they are to play video games
- Young women with lower self-esteem are more likely to play than those with higher self-esteem
...you come up with exactly the same correlations, but completely opposite causes.
This is not science. But sadly, it's probably going to get a completely absurd amount of play in the media -- as a legitimate study -- despite that fact.
Memo to BYU: Correlation != causation.