Study: Gaming Makes You Less Aggressive

The study was conducted by Jane Barnett, of Middlesex University in the UK. She and her colleagues recruited 292 male and female World of Warcraft players, ages ranging from 12 to 83. They were given a questionnaire about anger, aggression, and personality, and then played World of Warcraft for two hours. After the two hours were completed, they were asked to take the questionnaire a second time.

"There were actually higher levels of relaxation before and after playing the game as opposed to experiencing anger but this did very much depend on personality type," Barnett said.

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Breakfast3948d ago (Edited 3948d ago )

Too bad the same cant be said about this site.

Who am i kidding...this is the best place to find a laugh.

toughNAME3948d ago

Yeah because I throw my controller across the room in such a carefree manner

crazy250003948d ago

They should do more research =)

P4KY B3947d ago

All the noobs on COD4 with martyrdom make me want to kill someone.

micro_invader3947d ago

I actually get really aggressive and competitive when playing online, games like warhawk especially. You can hear me cursing from the other side of the house :P

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