University of Queensland study claims that ‘violent games kill empathy’

A study performed by Queensland University’s School of Psychology is claiming there is a causal link between violent videogames and a diminished capacity for empathy.

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rizzo-rizzo2331d ago (Edited 2331d ago )

“Participants rated themselves as being significantly dehumanised after playing Mortal Kombat…I imagine after prolonged and repeated use of these games, people would start to see themselves as a less caring, feeling person”.

I like MK.. It's not serious as it makes itself out to be, and after many years, it's felt like a necessary exposure.

Manhunt on the other hand, is on a completely different, dark, shrouded end off the violence spectrum & really should be banned.