Do video games affect violence?

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Posted 12:56pm on Sat 15 February 2014
MrDanielBorja
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Do video games affect violence?
Hi guys, so I've heard on the new a lot about the effects of video games and how its causing or contributing to making more violent/ aggressive. But I don't know about this, I been playing video games of all sorts since I was 5 and I'm very passive, and so are my friends who are hard core gamers.

So seeing as I'm a psychology student and I have to do a dissertation, why not do it in something I like; video games, and something that in the mainstream media quite a bit.

Here is a link to a questionnaire I've developed, using a gaming habits section, which I modified and developed from an existing one, an aggression scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale. I would like to say that the last 2 were not made by myself, or are any reflection of my beliefs or are at all related to video games when they made, just they are useful scales that have been used before so have some validity behind them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

So hopefully you will help me in my data collection by taking part in the questionnaire, passing it along. Let me know what you think, if not just reply to me in general what you think of the effects of video games on violence.

Have a nice day guys Smile https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform
Posted 2:38am on Sun 16 February 2014
WhiteSponge
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Hi guys, so I've heard on the new a lot about the effects of video games and how its causing or contributing to making more violent/ aggressive. But I don't know about this, I been playing video games of all sorts since I was 5 and I'm very passive, and so are my friends who are hard core gamers.

So seeing as I'm a psychology student and I have to do a dissertation, why not do it in something I like; video games, and something that in the mainstream media quite a bit.

Here is a link to a questionnaire I've developed, using a gaming habits section, which I modified and developed from an existing one, an aggression scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale. I would like to say that the last 2 were not made by myself, or are any reflection of my beliefs or are at all related to video games when they made, just they are useful scales that have been used before so have some validity behind them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

So hopefully you will help me in my data collection by taking part in the questionnaire, passing it along. Let me know what you think, if not just reply to me in general what you think of the effects of video games on violence.

Have a nice day guys Smile https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

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So many gamers have played violent games ~ but you don't see everyone becoming violent in real life

That in itself already says a lot
Posted 12:45am on Fri 21 February 2014
kingking786
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Hi guys, so I've heard on the new a lot about the effects of video games and how its causing or contributing to making more violent/ aggressive. But I don't know about this, I been playing video games of all sorts since I was 5 and I'm very passive, and so are my friends who are hard core gamers.

So seeing as I'm a psychology student and I have to do a dissertation, why not do it in something I like; video games, and something that in the mainstream media quite a bit.

Here is a link to a questionnaire I've developed, using a gaming habits section, which I modified and developed from an existing one, an aggression scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale. I would like to say that the last 2 were not made by myself, or are any reflection of my beliefs or are at all related to video games when they made, just they are useful scales that have been used before so have some validity behind them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

So hopefully you will help me in my data collection by taking part in the questionnaire, passing it along. Let me know what you think, if not just reply to me in general what you think of the effects of video games on violence.

Have a nice day guys Smile https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

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Some sort of way if they think they are a GTA char LOL
Posted 11:41pm on Fri 21 February 2014
Clockpunk
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Hi guys, so I've heard on the new a lot about the effects of video games and how its causing or contributing to making more violent/ aggressive. But I don't know about this, I been playing video games of all sorts since I was 5 and I'm very passive, and so are my friends who are hard core gamers.

So seeing as I'm a psychology student and I have to do a dissertation, why not do it in something I like; video games, and something that in the mainstream media quite a bit.

Here is a link to a questionnaire I've developed, using a gaming habits section, which I modified and developed from an existing one, an aggression scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale. I would like to say that the last 2 were not made by myself, or are any reflection of my beliefs or are at all related to video games when they made, just they are useful scales that have been used before so have some validity behind them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

So hopefully you will help me in my data collection by taking part in the questionnaire, passing it along. Let me know what you think, if not just reply to me in general what you think of the effects of video games on violence.

Have a nice day guys Smile https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

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Well... ... ... you've chosen an area that is extremely well represented in terms of literature. So many meta-analyses on the subject as of late.

If you don't mind my asking (I hold a PhD in this area and am a practicing member of the BPS/lecturer, feel free to send me a PM if you'd like to discuss things further), two questions:

1) what experience does your supervisor have in the field of clinical gaming studies? Her name does not look familiar to me, and a cursory glance at her academic record shows her to possess more of a social background than clinical...
2) What degree level are you working towards with this study? I presume undergrad... BSc.?
Posted 11:27am on Sat 1 March 2014
kumbokando
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Hi guys, so I've heard on the new a lot about the effects of video games and how its causing or contributing to making more violent/ aggressive. But I don't know about this, I been playing video games of all sorts since I was 5 and I'm very passive, and so are my friends who are hard core gamers.

So seeing as I'm a psychology student and I have to do a dissertation, why not do it in something I like; video games, and something that in the mainstream media quite a bit.

Here is a link to a questionnaire I've developed, using a gaming habits section, which I modified and developed from an existing one, an aggression scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale. I would like to say that the last 2 were not made by myself, or are any reflection of my beliefs or are at all related to video games when they made, just they are useful scales that have been used before so have some validity behind them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

So hopefully you will help me in my data collection by taking part in the questionnaire, passing it along. Let me know what you think, if not just reply to me in general what you think of the effects of video games on violence.

Have a nice day guys Smile https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

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Good discussion.
Posted 12:39pm on Sat 1 March 2014
ThEvilMammal
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Hi guys, so I've heard on the new a lot about the effects of video games and how its causing or contributing to making more violent/ aggressive. But I don't know about this, I been playing video games of all sorts since I was 5 and I'm very passive, and so are my friends who are hard core gamers.

So seeing as I'm a psychology student and I have to do a dissertation, why not do it in something I like; video games, and something that in the mainstream media quite a bit.

Here is a link to a questionnaire I've developed, using a gaming habits section, which I modified and developed from an existing one, an aggression scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale. I would like to say that the last 2 were not made by myself, or are any reflection of my beliefs or are at all related to video games when they made, just they are useful scales that have been used before so have some validity behind them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

So hopefully you will help me in my data collection by taking part in the questionnaire, passing it along. Let me know what you think, if not just reply to me in general what you think of the effects of video games on violence.

Have a nice day guys Smile https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

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This is an on going topic throughout history, not just video games but all forms of media. Books were once poisoning kids minds, and well kids don't read books they play video games.

What I particularly funny is that news outlets are all ways picking the most popular games. News shows in America were saying a good parent wouldn't let their children play doom - even if they were over 18. Now it's CoD and GTA that gets talked, and these are the games that parents most likely know about. You'll never see a game like hotline Miami being talked about.
Posted 12:37am on Mon 3 March 2014
Whit3Fox
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Hi guys, so I've heard on the new a lot about the effects of video games and how its causing or contributing to making more violent/ aggressive. But I don't know about this, I been playing video games of all sorts since I was 5 and I'm very passive, and so are my friends who are hard core gamers.

So seeing as I'm a psychology student and I have to do a dissertation, why not do it in something I like; video games, and something that in the mainstream media quite a bit.

Here is a link to a questionnaire I've developed, using a gaming habits section, which I modified and developed from an existing one, an aggression scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale. I would like to say that the last 2 were not made by myself, or are any reflection of my beliefs or are at all related to video games when they made, just they are useful scales that have been used before so have some validity behind them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

So hopefully you will help me in my data collection by taking part in the questionnaire, passing it along. Let me know what you think, if not just reply to me in general what you think of the effects of video games on violence.

Have a nice day guys Smile https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

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Well id'e say the play a very very very small part in it but its not relay the games fault its the person who's playing and if they choose to be influenced by gaming and choose to be violent.

as for me hahahaha hell no games have to have some violence in them to keep it real.
Posted 4:14pm on Tue 4 March 2014
darcy100190
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Hi guys, so I've heard on the new a lot about the effects of video games and how its causing or contributing to making more violent/ aggressive. But I don't know about this, I been playing video games of all sorts since I was 5 and I'm very passive, and so are my friends who are hard core gamers.

So seeing as I'm a psychology student and I have to do a dissertation, why not do it in something I like; video games, and something that in the mainstream media quite a bit.

Here is a link to a questionnaire I've developed, using a gaming habits section, which I modified and developed from an existing one, an aggression scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale. I would like to say that the last 2 were not made by myself, or are any reflection of my beliefs or are at all related to video games when they made, just they are useful scales that have been used before so have some validity behind them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

So hopefully you will help me in my data collection by taking part in the questionnaire, passing it along. Let me know what you think, if not just reply to me in general what you think of the effects of video games on violence.

Have a nice day guys Smile https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

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You know I think about this from time to time, Ive played games my whole life from a very young age. I was playing splatter house right threw to original resident evils and so on. I myself believe I am quite passive in nature even though I have killed many creatures, people etc in every way imaginable.

All i can say is in my experience it has an element of desensitization to it, something has to be completely unique to catch my attention or even hold my attention.

However if I watch a Indi movie or something with real life situations that we could perhaps relate to, such as a scene from the hills have eyes where a woman is being raped, I find that completely stomic turning and distasteful. Id much rather see body parts flying in an almost comical fashion.

However I believe that if games continue to evolve, perhaps in a future we wont see into ultra realistic games where by you run a mother over in GTA 17 and you have to see the consequences of her begging for help, fear in her eyes and watching her child dragged off to the foster home. Then I fear we may be having a completely different discussion in the future

I personally have no problems letting my girlfriends son play any game he wants (certain ones aside of course "kane and lynch"). But even I would be quite hesitant to stick a 2 year old into a oculus rift headset.

I feel that the more a product resembles reality then that's when even our own mental health may suffer. As of now things are fine, but sticking a knife into someone and being able to smell the feces as the defecate due to shock. ill pass....
Posted 8:17pm on Tue 4 March 2014
David8
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Hi guys, so I've heard on the new a lot about the effects of video games and how its causing or contributing to making more violent/ aggressive. But I don't know about this, I been playing video games of all sorts since I was 5 and I'm very passive, and so are my friends who are hard core gamers.

So seeing as I'm a psychology student and I have to do a dissertation, why not do it in something I like; video games, and something that in the mainstream media quite a bit.

Here is a link to a questionnaire I've developed, using a gaming habits section, which I modified and developed from an existing one, an aggression scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale. I would like to say that the last 2 were not made by myself, or are any reflection of my beliefs or are at all related to video games when they made, just they are useful scales that have been used before so have some validity behind them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

So hopefully you will help me in my data collection by taking part in the questionnaire, passing it along. Let me know what you think, if not just reply to me in general what you think of the effects of video games on violence.

Have a nice day guys Smile https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

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I really don't see the difference between modern computer games and other forms of distraction. In the movies they kill people, in the news they show how people got killed, in books they describe killing and suffering very detailed and even get prizes for it. In sports you fight against each other, people watch people kick each other in the faces with red gloves, till they start bleeding.... but now the computer games... they are evil and promote violence!?
Posted 5:38pm on Fri 7 March 2014
snowman
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Hi guys, so I've heard on the new a lot about the effects of video games and how its causing or contributing to making more violent/ aggressive. But I don't know about this, I been playing video games of all sorts since I was 5 and I'm very passive, and so are my friends who are hard core gamers.

So seeing as I'm a psychology student and I have to do a dissertation, why not do it in something I like; video games, and something that in the mainstream media quite a bit.

Here is a link to a questionnaire I've developed, using a gaming habits section, which I modified and developed from an existing one, an aggression scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale. I would like to say that the last 2 were not made by myself, or are any reflection of my beliefs or are at all related to video games when they made, just they are useful scales that have been used before so have some validity behind them.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

So hopefully you will help me in my data collection by taking part in the questionnaire, passing it along. Let me know what you think, if not just reply to me in general what you think of the effects of video games on violence.

Have a nice day guys Smile https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1EkK...nNieE/viewform

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A "friend" recently seemed concerned that i was playing gta. I don't even register the violence as its a game and i play games because they're not real. I've played ww2 shooters for years but have never wanted to don an army uniform and gun in real life.
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