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Do Violent Video Games Make People More Violent in Real Life?

Do Violent Video Games Make People More Violent in Real Life? | Psychological effects of video games | Scoop.it
Do you ever play violent video games? Do your friends?

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Andrew Eads's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:22 AM

Gun activists are heavily critical of institutions such as the NRA in the wake of mass shootings at Sandy Hook and the Aurora movie theater, but another problem not many people have addressed is the violent video games that each of these young individuals seem to relish in. It could be argued that the increasing violence in video games could fuel the violent tendencies in children, until they reach a breaking point where they commit such terrible crimes, but these trends are hard to observe in the long term. In the short term, violent games have shown slightly more aggressive behavior but it is unknown if a game alone can lead a healthy person who never previously had any violent thoughts, to the point of murdering or injuring innocent people. There are other mediums that have violent content as well, including movies, books, tv shows, music, etc. If legislators choose to limit violence in video games, they will be met with opposition who say that this violent content can be found anywhere, not just in video games, and that their works are protected under freedom of expression, just like artworks, movies, books, and songs.

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McLean, L. & Griffiths, M.D. (2013). The psychological effects of videogames on young people. Aloma: Revista de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i de l'Esport, 31 (1), 119-133.

McLean, L. & Griffiths, M.D. (2013). The psychological effects of videogames on young people. Aloma: Revista de Psicologia, Ciències de l'Educació i de l'Esport, 31 (1), 119-133. | Psychological effects of video games | Scoop.it
Research has indicated that most young people spend more time watching screen media than in any other activity apart from sleeping (Strasberg, 2004). In Ireland, a large longitudinal study of children has indicated that over half of nine-year old
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Yes, Being Bad At 'Titanfall' Can Make You Angry

Yes, Being Bad At 'Titanfall' Can Make You Angry | Psychological effects of video games | Scoop.it
A recent study found that incompetence in video games leads to aggression, not the content of the game itself.
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Aggression from video games studied

Aggression from video games studied | Psychological effects of video games | Scoop.it
Feelings of aggression after playing video games are more likely to be linked to gameplay mechanics rather than violent content, a study suggests.
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Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence

Collateral Damage? Researching a Connection Between Video Games and Violence | Psychological effects of video games | Scoop.it
In this lesson, students read about studies exploring how video games affect gamers, and then evaluate the evidence that both supports and rejects the connection between violent video games and aggression. In the activity, students discuss the issue in a talk show or debate.
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» Negative Effects of Violent Video Games May Build Over Time - Psych Central News

» Negative Effects of Violent Video Games May Build Over Time - Psych Central News | Psychological effects of video games | Scoop.it
A new study suggests a dose-response relationship among playing violent video games and aggressive and hostile behavior, with negative effects accumulating
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At Long Last, Video Game Aggression Linked To Losing, Not Violence

At Long Last, Video Game Aggression Linked To Losing, Not Violence | Psychological effects of video games | Scoop.it
Video games cause aggression. Lots of it. Many times I've played a game and felt like I wanted to kill someone afterward, a statement that should delight many in the media. But it wasn't after gunning down 300 virtual souls in a Call of Duty campaign. Or chainsawing a humanoid alien in [...]
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» Video Game Frustration, Not Content, Fosters Aggression - Psych Central News

» Video Game Frustration, Not Content, Fosters Aggression  - Psych Central News | Psychological effects of video games | Scoop.it
The disturbing imagery or violent themes of videos games like World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto are often accused of fostering feelings of aggression in
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What is the link between violent video games and aggression?

What is the link between violent video games and aggression? | Psychological effects of video games | Scoop.it
Pete Etchells: This week has seen the effects of violent video games on our behaviour being put in the media spotlight once again
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10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12 | Psychological effects of video games | Scoop.it
s a pediatric occupational therapist, I'm calling on parents, teachers and governments to ban the use of all handheld devices for children under the age of 12 years....
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