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Looking at Link Between Violent Video Games and Lack of Empathy

Looking at Link Between Violent Video Games and Lack of Empathy | depression in teens | Scoop.it
As video games become more realistic, new studies find a connection between extensive exposure and muted responses to actual suffering.

 

The research is getting clearer that over the long term, people with more exposure to violent video games have demonstrated things like lower empathy to violence,” said Dr. Jeanne Brockmyer, a clinical child psychologist and professor emeritus at the University of Toledo. “Initially, people are horrified by things they see, but we can’t maintain that level of arousal. Everyone gets desensitized to things.”

 

 

 

Ms. Brockmyer has written a paper, set to be published later this summer, that will show how areas of the brain responsible for empathy become muted by violent images when teens are exposed to them over long periods of time.

 

 By NICK BILTON 
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 16, 2014 12:30 AM

This sounds reasonable, that although there is not necessarily a correlation between violent video-game playing and real life violence, there very well would be a desensitization is reaction to violence in real life. -Lon

Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, June 21, 2014 6:15 AM

While there are multiple factors involved when a young person engages in gun violence, the evidence is mounting that the muting of empathy that occurs when these games are played frequently is a factor that should not be ignored.

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Dealing with Anxiety in Teens and Young Adults

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Dealing with Anxiety in Teens and Young Adults: Visit to the Mountain Valley Treatment Center. According to the National Association of School Psychologists, 1 in 11 teenagers today is diagnosed wi...
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Parsing Teen Depression Risks from Normal Teen Behavior

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Parsing Teen Depression Risks from Normal Teen Behavior. Posted on March 7th, 2014. Depression. During adolescence kids behave in ways that cause parents to scratch their heads. A sulky attitude, an insatiable hunger and a preference ...
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