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The Psychological Impact Of Pokémon Go

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By now, you?'ve probably heard of the new virtual reality app that?'s been all the rage for players of various ages: Pokémon Go. It has nostalgic appeal, as many young adults grew up with Pokémon cards and videogames, and it's free. 

The game is location-based and allows players to interact with one another through the app. Many have praised the game for getting people out of bed, outdoors and together with friends, helping to fight mental illness.

Here to talk about Pokémon Go and how interactive apps affect users is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Cincinnati, Dr. James Eliassen.