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Violent Video Games Increase Aggression Long After the Game Is Turned Off, Study Finds

The theory that videogames cause violent behaviour is almost as old as Space Invaders. A new study by – Social Psychological and Personality Science published by SAGE – got my attention though.

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Natsu X FairyTail2928d ago

how can you Test somebody aggressiveness at a research study seriosly?

MagicAccent2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

But, I think it's blatantly obvious that whenever video games a involved in a "study", it's only because whomever does the research only does it because they like to get paid playing video games.

Or maybe that's just what I would do..? Yeah, I guess :P

Spydiggity2928d ago

more likely that if a study is done, it's because somebody with an agenda is looking to prove a particular point. either way, there's almost always going to be bias in the study.

i will say, for me, no matter how pissed i get while gaming...no matter how badly i get my ass handed too me during an off night...no matter how many little kids i've heard run their mouths spouting racist garbage; as soon as i hit the power button, i return to reality and don't think twice about it. i don't see how a person could possibly carry over the events of a video game into their real life interactions. a person would actually have to be mentally unstable already for that to happen.

CimmerianDrake2928d ago

This. You sir are correct to the nth degree. You win teh internetz.

I was thinking the exact same thing, that agendas are the reason to never trust these studies.

coolbeans2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

Psychologists have a plethora of ways to research rage in people. They probably hooked dudes up to an fMRI after they played a session of Dead Rising (or some other violent video game).

Azurite2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

The subjects returned the next day and took part in a competitive reaction test against an opponent of the same sex, where the winner was able to punish the loser with painfully loud sounds, ranging from 60 decibels to 105 decibels. The researchers also included a silent, non-aggressive option.

The test showed that the men who had played the violent games and thought about them were more aggressive than those who hadn't been asked to think about the games, or had played non-violent games.

JsonHenry2928d ago

I play video games quite literally almost every day of my life for the last 10-12 years. Even if it is only for an hour or so. And I have NEVER been violent towards anybody.

Violent people are that way regardless of what they play, eat, or read.

silvacrest2928d ago

this study could have been run at someone's home

hook the place up with hidden cameras and watch the test subject afterwards

simples

thorstein2928d ago

This is pure bs. There are over 30 million copies of the GTA franchise out there. There is no where near that much violent crime.

This article is a cascade of fail.

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r0gueZA2928d ago

Brain waves I would think.

goosepoose2928d ago

thats true. before i logged on, i was trying to kill a bear with a knife in rdr (i failed). it was frustrating and very violent.
right now, while i am chatting to my gf, i feel like punching her in the face, for being a fat cunt who has "convenient" pms.

RedDead2928d ago

Just do it, i'm sure she'll understand that she's being beaten over a game.

TheLastGuardian2928d ago

Killing a bear with a knife was easy. I had those bears running away from me. Now I have the platinum for RDR.

DelbertGrady2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

I just played a quick session of Dead Rising 2 yesterday and got this sudden urge to be creative and build stuff. Went to my hobby room and after that everything went black. I woke up wearing a mini skirt and a tubetop, and there's a wheelchair with a car battery connected to it standing in the hallway. No idea how it got there but I really really REALLY feel like putting it to use...somehow.

PopEmUp2928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

nice...(:

CREESH2928d ago

After playing on 360 I go outside and stab PS3 fanboys.

T3MPL3TON 2928d ago

That should become a national pass time.

NiteX2928d ago

I do the same thing! Except with a flamethrower... and 360 fanboys. I enjoy the smell of burning bot flesh.

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