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.
how can you Test somebody aggressiveness at a research study seriosly?
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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
this study could have been run at someone's home hook the place up with hidden cameras and watch the test subject afterwards simples
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.
Brain waves I would think.
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.
Just do it, i'm sure she'll understand that she's being beaten over a game.
Killing a bear with a knife was easy. I had those bears running away from me. Now I have the platinum for RDR.
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.
After playing on 360 I go outside and stab PS3 fanboys.
That should become a national pass time.
I do the same thing! Except with a flamethrower... and 360 fanboys. I enjoy the smell of burning bot flesh.
Hm.. That's odd.. Just got done playing Street Fighter.. I haven't had any urge to hadouken anyone.. Thou, I suppose if some dude who looked like Guile, came anywhere near me I'd entry combo to ultra his ass but, I'm like that anytime..
So im violent all the time? Nah :D
just played trash panic on psn and had decided to put all of my belongings and family in a bin and burn them.
I better stop playing Lords of Shadow, then. I've got work in less than 24 hours and I don't want to stake any customers through the heart.
I just got done playing the Dead Space 2 beta and felt the urge to curb stomp babies. Darn.
interesting....but before one the Fox News' of the world start jumping on this ppl need to realize "correlation DOES NOT LEAD to causation". although there were great uses of controls in this experiment (from what i can gather) further examination would be needed to investigate any third factors that may (and likely would have seeing as it is in college) have affected all participants results in this research.
and now I just want to hug people <3
"To test if ruminating about the game would extend the games’ effect, half of the players were told over “the next 24 hours, think about your play of the game, and try to identify ways your game play could improve when you play again.”" So they're telling people to think about the game, at which they were just frustrated, for 24 hours? I'd be pissed too if someone told me to keep thinking about something that frustrated me. I also like how they leave out the size of the study. Were there 100 people? 20? How many people were studied for this?
Females show no difference in violence levels because they're violent all the time.
Not to mention completely insane for seven consecutive days out of the month.
I might be inclined to disagree if it weren't for my last ex. -_-;
and you will know what true suffering really is...
I suppose theres a little truth in the title. It really depends on the person tbh. I play some of the most violent games; gears of war, dantes inferno (i rented that) and tonnes of shooters.... im one of the most gentlist people out there :/
Well I do have sick thoughts sometimes... and have no fear in the outside world. Anyone mess with me, I'll carve their eyes out and stab them through their temples with a toothbrush! #justsayin... :)
I can't even express how false the title is. ~_~
Yeah, I will admit when I'm getting spammed with the grenade launcher in MW2 I do tend to batter the shit out of my inner thighs. That's where no one can see the bruises. I have violent thoughts too like tying someone to a chair, peeling all the skin off of their chest until their heart is exposed and then plucking their arteries or ventricles out one by one until their eyes turn that sweet milky white.
I will be violent after reading this bullshit article. If anything playing violent games releases stress.
It would made more sense if the title was "Males, not females are violent for 24 hours after playing Demon souls":P
I get very mad after watching horror movies. Movies should be BANNED!
I should personality come to the researchers house and... *takes out shotgun*
Someone needs to punch f...k out of these science geeks .
gaming research studies to support an agenda.
Arent males tested me be more aggressive anyways? I mean, its in our blood. ALPHA BABY (brucie :P)
I say they took two bitches, gave them a controller for the video game part, and let them have a cat fight and say that video games make you violent. This is just another worthless study that shows nothing but bias. Seriously, I like playing GTA, but I don't get out of the house (I really don't at my age), go to the coolest looking car with a shotgun I pulled right out of my jacket, pull the driver out and yell at him with a Russian accent, and steal his car. Nor do I go on murderous killing sprees on cops, do I? Look, these studies are useless. The stupid that can't comprehend the difference between reality and virtuality are most likely to spend life in prison or the death penalty. If they kill someone, I'm hoping for the latter. And THAT'S what's bullshit. Anyone get the reference from the last sentence?
sounds to me like the "researchers" already had an opinion and were trying to conduct an experiment to get the results that fitted their views, pretty much the opposite way you're supposed to conduct science. hey, bushman and gibson, i know you probably won't be reading this, but in the offchance that you are, i recommend you give this a look. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
The researchers neglected to mention that the games selected for this survey were 'Mega Man 9', 'Battletoads' and 'I Wanna Be The Guy'.
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