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.


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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