Do Violent Games Hinder Development of Empathy?

Tagged: Violent Video Games, Gaming
Source: Slashdot - Read the full article
Posted: 3 years 24 weeks ago

"Although there's yet to be a study that conclusively proves a direct causal relationship between video game violence and real-life violence, psychologists are continuing to examine the effect violent media can have on children. A new study in the Journal of Children and Media notes that violent video game exposure can actually hinder a child's moral development. 'Certainly not every child who continues to play violent video games is going to go out and perpetrate a violent act, but the research suggests that children — particularly boys — who are frequently exposed to these violent games are absorbing a sanitized message of "no consequences for violence" from this play behavior,' said Professor Edward T. Vieira Jr."

 

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Johny-47
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This was on gamespot news aswell, I hate how they try to blame video games or films for this, they can't explain why people just do cowardly, violent or sick things etc to other people so they make up a story and try to blame entertainment, parents are usually behind these kind of articles/headlines and it's usually the parents that buy violent 18/Mature games for their kids to play, friggin wake up.

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i played too much mario and i headbutt everything...

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Always trying to find a link that connects kids to games.. whatever.

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