According to Anderson et al. (2010) there is a link between violent games and aggressive behavior. However, that meta-analysis has been criticized. In addition, studies have found little evidence that violent games relates to violent behavior in real life, for example, as aggravated assault or homicide. (see my previous post). Again, this is not aContinue reading “Measuring aggression, the effects of violent games (and other media)”
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Violent game effects?
This is not anything like systematic review, but more notes for myself. The long debate of how violent games effect on behavior. Anderson, et al. (2010) argue that there are violent games increase aggression and lower empathy: The evidence strongly suggests that exposure to violent video games is a causal risk factor for increased aggressiveContinue reading “Violent game effects?”
Video games, youth violence and crime
This study “A longitudinal study of the association between violent video game play and aggression among adolescents.” by Willoughby, Adachi, & Good, (Dev Psychol. 2012 Jul;48(4):1044-57) was today hot topic at Facebook. I am skeptical about simplistic claims (causally) linking violent video games to aggression and violent behavior and did quick search on other related statics. I found today aContinue reading “Video games, youth violence and crime”
Malena Ivarsson et al. put 12-15 year old children to play Animaniacs and Manhunt to see if there is different effects on playing these games (http://www.su.se/forskning/ledandeforskning/samhallsvetenskap/stress-arbete-och-halsa/valdsamma-dataspel-paverkar-kroppen-1.79509) Can you see any issues here? The Pegi rating of the Manhunt is 18, because it contains extreme violence. Hence, it is not meant to be played by 12-15Continue reading “Unethical Research?”
Violent Video Games Effects? What Are They?
Now game violence effect discussion is active again in Sweden after Karolinska Institute researchers have been publishing their opinions in DN, I did some research on the topic (again). A report Understanding the Effects of Violent Video Games on Violent Crime by Cunningham et al (2011) states: First, they [the study results] support the behavioralContinue reading “Violent Video Games Effects? What Are They?”