The game of Chess is not merely an idle amusement. Several very valuable qualities of the mind, useful in the course of human life, are to be acquired or strengthened by it, so as to become habits,ready on all occasions… we learn by Chess the habit of not being discouraged by present bad appearances in the state of our affairs,
the habit of hoping for a favourable change, and that of persevering in the search of resources.
—Benjamin Franklin, “The Morals of Chess”
A few weeks ago, I announced a collaborative project I was undertaking with Dylan from Playing With Thoughts, and asked for your help as we ventured into trying to discover if – and how – video games have been used for coping with difficult situations.
This post is the first of two parts, the second of which will be posted tomorrow over on Dylan’s site (which…
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