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Pokemon Go Players are Happier and Friendlier, Study Shows

"There's this idea that playing games and being on your phone is a negative social experience that detracts from things, but there haven't been many chances to ask large groups of players about their experiences," UW-Madison graduate student James Alex Bonus said. Three weeks after the launch of Pokemon Go, around 400 people were interviewed about their emotional and social lives as well as levels of physical activity. Over 40 percent of the subjects turned out to be players of Pokemon Go. Interestingly, it was these people who were more likely to exercise and experience positive emotions and nostalgia. They were also found to be more social, particularly open to making new friends and strengthening relationships with old ones.

 

 

2017-20 Cohort 9 RFA

Important Dates
• Letter of intent due: May 4, 2017
• Applications due: May 26, 2017
• Grant period: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2020

The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) grant is a competitive grant that provides federal funding to establish community learning centers that provide academic, artistic and cultural enrichment opportunities for students and their families. These opportunities must occur during non-school hours or periods when school is not in session to help students attending high-poverty and low-performing schools to meet state and local standards in core academic subjects. Centers must also offer students a broad array of activities that can complement their regular academic programs, to offer literacy and other educational services to their families.