The result of a recent study, conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, were recently published in the journal Media Psychology, showing that Pokemon GO players are more likely to be positive, friendly and physically active.

The researchers, including grad student Irene Sarmiento and communication arts Professor Marie-Louise Mares, surveyed about 400 people three weeks after the game was launched, asking questions about their emotional and social lives and levels of physical activity before starting Pokemon GO.

More than 40 percent of their respondents turned out to be Pokemon Go players, and those people were more likely to be exercising (walking briskly, at least) and more likely to be experiencing positive emotions and nostalgia.

They were also more social. Players were more likely than nonplayers to be making new friends and deepening old friendships.

“The more people were playing, the more they were engaging in behaviors that reflected making new connections – making Facebook friends, introducing themselves to someone new, exchanging phone numbers with someone, or spending more time with old friends and learning new things about them” – University representative

Surprisingly, the survey respondents who showed more social anxiety were not less likely to be Pokemon Go players, even though aspects of the game encourage chance interactions with people (including strangers).

To conclude, a UW-Madison graduate shared this:

“[…] for the most part, the Pokemon Go players said more about positive things that were making them feel their life was more worthwhile, more satisfactory, and making them more resilient.”

  • Rillan

    did this study worked with spoofers ? 😉

    • Logan Jaritas

      of course, even more

    • TainTwitLove TaintwitLove

      Lol! 😀 they spook happiness!

  • Aflexx1

    and autistic

  • XZ2017

    THE ONLY WAY… … to get JUST REALLY LEGAL players: … IF POKEMONGO GET OUT ALL ILLEGAL USERS, WE ‘LL BE REAL POKETRAINERS…… WITHOUT BOTs ACCOUNTS!!! ^^

    1ST TO QUIT… … 3W .flameaccounts. XxX ..

    2ND.. NOT YOUTUBE POKEHACKS PLAYERS AND FOR SURE ILLEGAL USERS OF POKEMON GO APP.

    AND AT 3RD…
    BUT REALLY IMPORTANT ALSO…

    Please:.. Put inside the PokemonGo Game ALL the RELEVANT INFORMATION THAT WE NEED TO BE THE BESTS TRAINERS WE COULD “WITHOUT”ANY OTHERS APPS.

    JUST ORIGINAL NIANTIC POKEMONGOAPP PLEASE…

    AND THE SOLUTION IS:………………………………………….…………………………..
    …” XX% of 100%IV”… NEAR POKENAME!!^^

    … IN THE FUTURE WILL BE BETTER, … IF ALL POSSIBLE INFORMATION ABOUT ” IVs” GETS INSIDE THE POKEMON GO APP.
    THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.. My First Message sended at POKEMONGOHUB. Hope for the Future. 12.04.2017.
    I START THE GAME AT 18.03.2017…
    AND NOW AT LEVEL24.. I CANT GO OUT TO DO NOTHING MORE, AFTER A DIGESTIVE OPERATION IN ONE HOSPITAL WEEK WITHOUT PLAYING. JUST MY GIRLFRIEND GETTING FIRST POKEMON AND POKESTOP OF ALL DAYS FOR ME… THANKS TO HER WHO I REALLY LOVE A LOTTT!!!
    I NEED TO KNOW ALSO HOW TO CALCULATE IVs.?
    Pleaseee write IVs inside the Original Game of PokemonGo App. Please.!
    My Player Name: Luisxz2017
    Málaga, Spain.

    GREAT GAME!!! ^^ I LOVE POKEMONs WORLD.!
    THANKS FOR ALL!!!
    BIG JOHN HANKE AND EXCELLENT TEAM.!!! 18.04.2017.

    • XZ2017

      No negative comments please.
      Thanks.

      • Rillan

        Very emotional and nothing more. Nobody cares do u like hackers or not also nobody cares about your moral or childish attitude. Even spoofers are part of the game. Have u read article with 65 mln players ? Imagine how many of them spoof right now, how much money people invest into game and how big ratings it has now. And then what will happen if suddenly half players will get banned ? Also there is no regular way to prevent from spoofing and suddenly not to ban *fair* (regular) players.
        I see this story as with World of Warcraft where players like u cried about players like me who were using quest helper, gatherer and other addons to find we need faster. Do u know how this story ended ? People finally understood that game should be entertaining not hardcore when u have to spend months to get on average lvl not even speaking about high lvl players.

        Pokemon Go is build mostly on luck. Those who live in better places are luckier than others and below those two there are rural areas where people want to play but cant cause their city is too small so there are no pokestops or gyms to fight for. And even if u give them 1 or 2 still its kinda unfair. So little moralfag why u dont fight for them ? They are even in worse situation than u are! Another problem is finding pokemon u realy want to. For example i realy wanted to find growlithe since i like this pokemon very much and i see it as my starter. I was very lucky to find one when i started game and it had good IV’s but u know i never met any other Growlithe for months and since walking is only way to power up your pokemon after 1 month i started hate this game. For some players this is another reason to hack, use apps that help u find pokemon and so on.
        To be short there are tons of others reason not even mentioned by me to cheat in this game.
        So stop fighting mills and thinking only about yourself. World doesnt go around u.

        • eMike

          I don’t care about mons spoofs, if you’re lazy enough or whatever reason you have, but don’t mess with gyms!

          • XZ2017

            Life like games are based on luck. Just allow luck will come, not hack. Or try niantic get two worlds, normal and personally modified just for fun. I think is a great idea. Be happy. And Hope for the future…

        • XZ2017

          I Really understand you. The rural problem is for Real. But if you understand me now, i think will be better if game do two different worlds like others games. The normal and not very very fast training game like Real. And the Just fun Hack game that wont be in the same plane, i think, because you will always up than normal gamers for sure. Its for fun. I understand it. Not fighting or crying with it. Just saying hackers got easier way than legal pokemon gamers. Hope for the future. Get your arcanine in a legal account its more difficult but this is the life we live. More exhaust to get it, more value your pet for all time. I wait 9 months to get a compatible mobile phone with pogo app. But im in love just mi first month and i pass in hospital 1 of tese 4 weeks. I really agree games for fun but pokemon its also for diferent things like training like ash. Thanks for your comment. Next time think people had heart and feelings about words. Just be happy or try if its difficult to play acual game. Try speak about niantic like me. They want, i think, to get you like user and put more growlithes and pokestop in your areas. Get luck. And get fun playing Pokemon Go. GoodBye.
          18.04.2017 Spain to the World

          • Rillan

            I understood u from very beginning. Just u speak like u came from heavens where everything is in pink colors and never saw brutal earth.
            I already have arcanine and lots of others Pokémon and there is no way I can speak about Niantic like u since Niantic don’t do anything to solve cheating problem. Literally they have no solution how to make everyone equal. In my opinion they should do 5 steps but this will change whole game so I won’t be so sure they will.
            1. Allow to catch any nonlegendary Pokémon from any place in the world.
            2. Change the power up system cause it’s completely garbage. It’s insane when u have to walk about 500 km to rise one Pokémon especially when riding doesn’t work.
            3. Delete Iv system cause in competition terms those 45 additional stats and 300+ max potential CP is way to much.
            4. Make move choose wider cause when your Pokémon has weak moves or type u don’t need to it becomes completely useless and in the end wasted time for nothing.
            5. Allow to throw out eggs and paint them in Pokémon type it hatches. In Pokémon world u can easy define Pokémon type u are hatching. Why we can’t do same here?
            Good luck and bye.

          • XZ2017

            Thanks for reply with heart. I think the world could be better with more like that. I see the thinks pinker than others but i really know if the people see all bad thinks we have on earth we should exterminated like a viral plague. But Ying Yang say in all bad things you can get shiny light and inclusive on the best person you could find little darkness soul part. We can claim, fight, change ourselves or others, or say all people isnt change nothing but i hope it is not the final of all. Because if you have security of tomorrow is coming why not have secure that world is evolving. Think your ancent lives in caves with death near to the fire and out the cave the insecurity. The world is one but we are the world, animals, nature and not all is in here yet… Im not hippy. Just one spanish more, i know im different, but all people is different every moment, think on yesterday and think in tomorrow, the gob want to say us its the same but tell me now what you really think. Im not trying change the game i want to know if people want change something. The world like the life and the game was created. Ones for people others for nature and science, who can say that its just all that we’ve got and will get?
            Hope for the future. We do it all days. Doing or not doing nothing. But this is the real truth. Pokemon its for me and entertainment of my hurtness mind knowing the truth. And if you understood me this make me little hoper. I dont know nothing more than things are easy to say. But believe that do it its really really hard. Just to say. Good people are dying every second with no water and food at the exactly same time others are wasting billions on boats and knowing others planets better than our earth oceans and living people, plants and animals senses and every day new evolves creations. Darwin says natural sellection but in humans no one says bad people survives better that big hearts.
            No solutions? No worry.
            If we can change global heat like just humans, i think we can changes things to better in others ways like feed the world or similar…
            Hope for the future. I think now your thinking better than few days before. Be Happy ^^
            HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
            OUR OWN FUTURE WAY… ^^
            19.04.2017 Spain to the World.

        • XZ2017

          Real Life like games are based on certain luck. Just allow luck will come, not hack. Or try niantic get two worlds, normal PokemonGo for Game Trainers, and other that you could personally modified just for fast fun.
          I think is a great idea.
          Like GTA MODs
          Be happy. Hope for the future…