Effects Of Violence In Video Games

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Violence in Video Games: Does it Cause Real Violence? Violence in video games has been a popular topic of debate for years among the populace, particularly after some terrible events occurred in recent past, such as Columbine, a tragic school shooting for which people put the blame on video games. The people always want something to blame when things go wrong and this just happens to be one of them. People fear that which they do not understand and one of the things for people of past generations is video games. They never grew up having video game consoles and or PC’s in their houses at a young age. They haven 't experienced the games, and they don’t know what to think about them, making it something easy to dismiss, after all, you don’t …show more content…
In fact recently president Obama himself called for a study to be conducted. Many researchers have concluded that violence in video games does increase aggression in people, but not definitively to murderous levels. Even so, recently new studies have risen to counter the claims and even call them out as flawed. These new researching parties have concluded that the methods for testing can cause and encourage aggression in the subjects, skewing the results. One of the researchers going against the traditional studies, Ferguson when on to say “Many such studies provide exposure to only brief clips of media, rather than full narrative experiences, in which violence exposure is outside of a narrative context. The resulting aggressive behaviors are also outside a real-world context, in which the aggression appears to be sanctioned by the researchers themselves, who provide the opportunity for aggression.” he further explained, “There is a risk that identifying the wrong problem, such as media violence, may distract society from more pressing concerns such as poverty, education and vocational disparities and mental health.” "Video Games Are Not Making Us More Violent, Study

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