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The effects of violent video games have been a point of contention in the scientific community for many years. One camp of researchers has argued that these games promote aggressive behavior. However, other research groups have argued that these games have minimal effects on aggression.
In fact, it is difficult to determine whether the link between violent video games and aggression is real. Many studies have looked at the short-term effect, but little has been done to look at the long-term effect of these games.
Some studies have found that exposure to violent video games has positive effects on prosocial behavior. Others have reported that violent video games are linked to depression. Another study suggests that those who play these games are less distracted by the violence of other images.
Other studies have looked at the effect of violent video games on cognitive and executive functions. They have found that playing these games can lead to increased levels of anger, anxiety, and impulsivity. This may be a contributing factor to real-world criminality. Researchers are interested in the connection between these games and the real world.
Some of the more interesting findings come from a new study from the University of New South Wales. Participants were asked to play a violent video game for four weeks. The study revealed that those who played the most often did not experience the same distracting effects in other contexts.
In addition, the University of New South Wales study discovered that those who frequently played violent video games were less likely to be distracted by violent images in other contexts. These results indicate that these games may be a refuge for those going through hard times.
It is important to note that these findings are based on a relatively small sample of players. There are still questions regarding the causal relationship between violent video games and lethal violence. Several scholars have suggested that the presence of violence in mass media can be associated with increased feelings of victimization and violence in the real world. Moreover, this may increase people’s inclination to act out their emotions in ways that are more destructive.
A more comprehensive and longer term investigation is needed. One of the most popular and well-known video games, Grand Theft Auto III, involves committing crimes and engaging in shoot-outs with other players and police. As a result, the game’s protagonists are exposed to senseless violence, which they are expected to cope with.
It is also worthwhile to study the effect of violent video games on mental health. In particular, it is important to understand the effect of long-term exposure to these games. Long-term violence can have negative effects on individuals, particularly those who are prone to violence. Research should explore these issues from the perspective of external and internal factors.
Whether the effects of playing violent video games are significant depends on the size of the sample. However, a few preliminary studies have been conducted. Among the dozens of papers that were published over the past several years, none were able to demonstrate a direct correlation between violent video games and actual aggressive behavior.