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Study links video games to aggression

Cermank
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4/8/2014 9:34:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Apparently the reason isn't violent videogames, but bad play.

"Feelings of aggression after playing video games are more likely to be linked to gameplay mechanics rather than violent content, a study suggests. Researchers carried out a range of tests, including making a non-violent version of popular game Half-Life 2. Games modified to have counter-intuitive, frustrating controls - leading to feelings of incompetence - produced more aggressive reactions. The team called for more sophisticated research into violent gaming.

"There's a need for researchers who are interested in these questions not just to pull two video games off the shelf from the high street," said Dr Andrew Przybylski from the Oxford Internet Institute, who carried out the research along with colleagues from the University of Rochester in the US.

"We need to have a more sophisticated approach so we're all reading from the same experimental methods." The link between violence and video games is a heavily debated topic among psychologists.

One recent study suggested that playing violent video games for long periods of time can hold back the "moral maturity" of teenagers. Problems arose with teenagers who spent more than three hours every day in front of a screen, continuously playing these violent games without any other real-life interaction."

http://www.bbc.com...

So yeah. There.
bluecookie
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4/9/2014 10:01:14 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Studies have linked anything to everything ( don't eat red meat-it gives you cancer; don't watcch tv-it makes you fat)..thus proving how diverse the population is. You have to decide what's best for the individual. I honestly doubt that a. non-violent child will turn into a serial killer after playing video games.