video games and violence

An article on New Zealand’s The New Age reports on a study by Matthew Grizzard, assistant professor of communication, that showed that playing a violent video game could actually encourage players to make good moral choices. “Rather than leading players to become less moral, this research suggests that violent video-game play may actually lead to increased moral sensitivity,” he said. Articles about the research also appeared on Metro New York, Free Malaysia Today and Game Revolution.

http://www.thenewage.co.za/130133-12-53-Violent_video_games_may_actually_increase_players_sensitivity_study

http://www.metro.us/newyork/lifestyle/wellbeing/2014/06/30/violent-video-games-encourage-virtue-real-life/

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/leisure/2014/07/01/violent-video-games-may-actually-increase-players-sensitivity/

http://www.gamerevolution.com/news/new-study-finds-violent-video-games-may-heighten-moral-sensitivity-26699

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One thought on “video games and violence”

  1. This is an interesting idea versus the fact that violent games could make people more violent. I could see how someone would, as you say, want to make good moral decisions faced with violence in a game. If only this would happen in real life. However, it does not always work that way.

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