Video games promote problem solving and self efficacy. So when I'm having fun playing video games I'm problem solving, I'm learning how to produce an effect, and today I'm getting something to write a blog about.
I learned this from an article in Psychology Today. I first saw the article linked in a tweet from Carolyn Bramlett @KidzEdge. Here's the link to the article: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/positively-media/201208/video-games-problem-solving-and-self-efficacy-part-3