The Effects of Violent Video Games on Behavior | TheSleuthJournal

Rockefeller's bill would see the National Academy of Sciences conduct a comprehensive study into the harmful effects of violent games and videos on children, specifically whether they "cause kids to act aggressively or otherwise hurt their wellbeing, and whether that effect is distinguishable from other types of media." The NAS would have 18 months to complete its investigation and submit its report to Congress, the FTC and the FCC.

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Experiment 2 was designed to evaluate whether manipulating the contextual administration of the pen-drop task would help reveal an effect of playing an anti-social game. While subtle contextual differences in the administration of the pen-drop task are able to move base-rates of helping behavior, they were not sufficient for revealing the anticipated violent video game effect. Given the failure to show an effect of violent video games, it was necessary to attempt a procedural replication of Greitemeyer and Osswald .

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Says Bushman, Concerns that video games promote violent behavior in players started shortly after they became available in the 1970s, especially after the release of “Death Race” in 1976 because primitive graphics made it appear that innocent civilians were being massacred with a car. Renewed attention to the potential effects of violent games reappeared in the 1990s with the release of first-person shooter games.

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In the short term, it’s fairly easy to measure the effects of violent video games: set a group of people down, have them play a violent or nonviolent game, then measure the results. A slew of studies have found that in comparison to nonviolent or prosocial video games, violent games feelings of and , the player to violence, and the player’s perception of what constitutes violence.

Study On Effects Of Violent Games: Blame The Player, Not The Game


COLUMBUS, Ohio – A new study provides the first experimental evidence that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time.Long-term effects of violent video games are still uncertain and are fiercely debated. No long-term studies have been conducted to date, so there are only hypotheses. Anderson and Bushman theorized that excessive exposure to violent video games causes the formation of aggressive beliefs and attitudes, while also desensitizing gamers to violent behaviors. “It’s important to know the long-term causal effects of violent video games, because so many young people regularly play these games,” Bushman said.After news reports revealed that Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman Adam Lanza played shooting games like “Grand Theft Auto” and “Call of Duty,” President Obama asked Congress to set aside $10 million to fund studies devoted to investigating the effects of violent video games, movies, and television shows. Clearly, researchers have a more pressing incentive to study the harmful—rather than helpful—aspects of these games.