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    VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES CAN INCREASE AGGRESSION???

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    Do you think Violent video games can increase aggression?

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    KyleKeeling
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    VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES CAN INCREASE AGGRESSION???

    Post  KyleKeeling on Sun May 10, 2009 8:10 pm

    WASHINGTON - Playing violent video games like Doom, Wolfenstein 3D or Mortal Kombat can increase a person's aggressive thoughts, feelings and behavior both in laboratory settings and in actual life, according to two studies appearing in the April issue of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Furthermore, violent video games may be more harmful than violent television and movies because they are interactive, very engrossing and require the player to identify with the aggressor, say the researchers.

    "One study reveals that young men who are habitually aggressive may be especially vulnerable to the aggression-enhancing effects of repeated exposure to violent games," said psychologists Craig A. Anderson, Ph.D., and Karen E. Dill, Ph.D. "The other study reveals that even a brief exposure to violent video games can temporarily increase aggressive behavior in all types of participants."

    The first study involved 227 college students who completed a measure of trait aggressiveness and reported their actual aggressive behaviors (delinquency) in the recent past. They also reported their video game playing habits. "We found that students who reported playing more violent video games in junior and high school engaged in more aggressive behavior," said lead author Anderson, of Iowa State University. "We also found that amount of time spent playing video games in the past was associated with lower academic grades in college."

    In the second study, 210 college students played either a violent (Wolfenstein 3D) or nonviolent video game (Myst). A short time later, the students who played the violent video game punished an opponent (received a noise blast with varying intensity) for a longer period of time than did students who had played the nonviolent video game.

    "Violent video games provide a forum for learning and practicing aggressive solutions to conflict situations," said Dr. Anderson. "In the short run, playing a violent video game appears to affect aggression by priming aggressive thoughts. Longer-term effects are likely to be longer lasting as well, as the player learns and practices new aggression-related scripts that can become more and more accessible for use when real-life conflict situations arise."

    "One major concern is the active nature of the learning environment of the video game," say the authors. "This medium is potentially more dangerous than exposure to violent television and movies, which are known to have substantial effects on aggression and violence."

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    abkslovak
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    Re: VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES CAN INCREASE AGGRESSION???

    Post  abkslovak on Sun May 10, 2009 9:58 pm

    I have to say FUK no lol it dont. I think it is how they are RAISED and the parents blame the Video Games.
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    Afro Samurai Anubyss
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    Re: VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES CAN INCREASE AGGRESSION???

    Post  Afro Samurai Anubyss on Tue May 12, 2009 12:53 pm

    Yea violent video games make me wanna kill all people I see...... LMFAO naw!!!!! People must take responsiblity for there own actions, jus because you see it doesnt mean you have to do it. That's like sayin " i like Tha Punisher so I'm gonna go smoke a few cat's so I can be jus like him" although I admire tha character highly I understand that there are consequences for everything you do. Run tha games dont let tha games run you afro
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    BitRunner
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    Re: VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES CAN INCREASE AGGRESSION???

    Post  BitRunner on Tue May 12, 2009 3:22 pm

    The probability of being affected to commit acts of violence based on the actions of a video game are directly proportional to how stupid you are.
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    Veago
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    Re: VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES CAN INCREASE AGGRESSION???

    Post  Veago on Wed May 13, 2009 5:30 pm

    I've all my life been exposed to violent films, programmes and games, and if its affected me in anyway, it's only in not geeting caught for killing that little boy..... haha no seriously though i can fight but don't. Not a violent person at all, i find people accusing games as being the cause if violent teens is ignorant and just as probable as porn causing rapists and everyone wanting to become cable guys, builders, plumbers and milkmen....... just idiots belive it lol.
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    MizzRockPlacebo
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    Re: VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES CAN INCREASE AGGRESSION???

    Post  MizzRockPlacebo on Wed May 13, 2009 11:31 pm

    I say No, UNLESS the person has no life and no future and decides videogames are they're only hope. They end up believing they're one of the characters and commit a crime.

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