Do Violent Video Games Cause Behavior Problems?
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Violent video games DON'T make players aggressive - lack of practice and ... - Daily Mail

Violent video games DON'T make players aggressive - lack of practice and ... - Daily Mail | Do Violent Video Games Cause Behavior Problems? | Scoop.it
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Violent video games DON'T make players aggressive - lack of practice and ...
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In this blog, the writer believes that it is not the actual game that makes the player frustrated, but rather the lask of practice with the controls. Likewise, the more a person plays, the less frustrated they will be because they will be more familiar with the controls. The writer compared this to a puzzle, those who can not find the pieces will naturally become more frustrated that somebody who can more easily find the pieces to the puzzle.

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Hartmann: Are violent video games changing your child's brain?

In this week's Geeky Science - new research shows that video games DO hurt your child's brain - but it might not be too late!
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This video allows the viewer to actually see the effects that violent video games have on the brain. Researchers took two experimental groups, one of which played the games for a week and then went a week with out, the other of which did not play at all. The results were incredible, because playing violent video games actually does cause a physiological change to the brain in the regions responsible for emotional response. However, the host mentioned at the end that this is not absolute proof of the theory.

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Science is clear, violent video games cause aggression - Deseret News

Science is clear, violent video games cause aggression - Deseret News | Do Violent Video Games Cause Behavior Problems? | Scoop.it
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Science is clear, violent video games cause aggression
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There is little margin of error, and the findings are so statistically significant that there is no question that violent video games affect behavior.” ...

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Violent video games, this article suggests, discourage compassion and understanding in humans. Some studies shown say those who play violent video games are more likely to push their spouses and act more aggressive. "Other studies showed violent video game players to be slower to help someone injured in a staged fight in a room next door," the article claims. This article is interesting because it claims that violent video games do cause aggression, but one must consider the group and numbers studies in comparison to the population as a whole.

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Micheal limley's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:45 AM

It overall is true 

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Study: Violent Video Games May Make Kids More Aggressive - Healthline

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Study: Violent Video Games May Make Kids More Aggressive
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Video game violence expert Douglas A.
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The analogy at the end of this article was very interesting. It used peanut butter as a comparison to violent video games, saying that they are only harmful to those who already have psychological or behavioral disorders, much like those with food allergies to peanut butter. Violent video games are only harmful to a small handful of individuals. At that, those individuals should not play these types of games and limit their playing time.

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Violent Video Games, Animation, and Psychology!

Violence in media, especially video games, has been the center of some controversy. Can the violence one sees on a screen lead to violent acts in real life? ...
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This video is hilarious as well as informative. The hosts display both sides of the argument in a way that keeps the viewer intrigued. The hosts drew on white board to illustrate "Pete" and his aggressive, or nonaggressive, ways from playing violent video games.

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No Consensus: The Lingering Controversy in the Media Violence ...

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... Court's decision was: “Psychological studies purporting to show a connection between exposure to violent video games and harmful effects on children do not prove that such exposure causes minors to act aggressively [2].
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This article discusses debate in the supreme court concluding that violent video games do not have a significant impact on adolescent's mental health. “Psychological studies purporting to show a connection between exposure to violent video games and harmful effects on children do not prove that such exposure causes minors to act aggressively [2].” Just because one displays violent behavior in a game does not mean they will turn around and shoot somebody.

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Video Games Make You (More) Racist - Daily Beast

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Video Games Make You (More) Racist Daily Beast According to the study, whites who played violent video games with a black avatar were not only generally more aggressive than when they play with a white avatar, but they also came away from the game...
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This study was made to attempt to prove that violent video games can help cause racism. Children were given hot sauce to give to their peers who did not like spicy things and according to the study, those who chose a black avatar acted more aggressive and gave out more hot sauce to their peers than those who did not. However, before believing that video games will make you racist, one must consider the case number of studies performed related to this experiment.

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This Week In Video Game History: Violent Games In The "News"

It already started last week after an 8-year-old kid shot his grandmother after playing Grand Theft Auto IV. Rather than ask why the kid had access to a load...

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This video is from Fox News. The clip starts off interviewing concerned parents who see their kids decapitating and stabbing people in the game Mortal Combat. Parents believe America is training their kids to become murderers and to treat women wrong and to behave in ways in which certain games suggest. Furthermore, this video provides statistics of which can be helpful in writing an essay.

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Does Violent Media Make People Violent, or Just Scared?

University of Massachusetts Communication Professor Michael Morgan, who lends his expertise to the Media Education Foundation documentary "Mean World Syndr...
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This video is set up as a radio talk show, interviewing a man who has been playing video games and studied it his whole life. We are not more violent based on what we see. We are, however, more afraid. People buy more guns and keep their families guarded. Seeing crazy violent things happen in certain media make the viewer believe the actual acts are taking place more than they actually are.

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Video games linked to aggressive behavior in kids – study - GMA News

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Video games linked to aggressive behavior in kids – study
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Frequent use of video games was linked to higher rates of aggressive behaviors and thoughts, according to self-reported answers to survey questions by the children.
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This is an article pertaining to the negative effects video games have on an adolescent's mind and the factors that contribute to how harmful the video game is to an individual. "This study found that habitual violent video game playing increases long-term aggressive behavior by producing general changes in aggressive cognition, and this occurs regardless of sex, age, initial aggressiveness or parental involvement," said the study which was led by researchers at the National Institute of Education in Singapore and the Iowa State University department of psychology. I really found this article helpful in allowing me to see the pro side of the argument.

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Violent Video Games and Aggression: Is There Really a Link ... - Bang!

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But the notion that playing violent video games can lead to aggressive behaviour has been entrenched in the public consciousness since the days of Missile Command. So psychologists must have found a pretty strong link ...
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This article begins by explaining the Sandy Hook scenario and cases of other massive violent shootings. People try to blame these things on violent video games, but there is not any proof linking these issues. In this article, researchers do an experiment that displays those who played a violent video game displayed more aggressive solutions to a dilemma. However, this behavior is only immediately following the session with no long term effects.

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