Do Video Games Make You Violent? | Summary and Q&A

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August 24, 2018
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Do Video Games Make You Violent?

TL;DR

Despite popular belief and political rhetoric, research shows no clear connection between video games and real-life aggression or criminal behavior.

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Questions & Answers

Q: Do violent video games prime players to exhibit aggressive behavior in the real world?

No, research on priming does not support a correlation between playing specific video games and faster reaction times in real-world categorization tasks.

Q: Are video games with realistic graphics and deaths more likely to cause aggression?

No, studies comparing games with realistic and unrealistic deaths have shown no increase in aggression in players.

Q: Do studies show a clear link between video games and violence?

No, a meta-analysis of studies found weak or no link between video games and aggression, with ineffective lab tests of aggression and little evidence of actual criminal behavior resulting from playing violent games.

Q: Is there a consensus among criminologists regarding the link between video games and crime?

Criminologists refer to the link between violent games and crime as a myth, and in 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled that research did not find a clear connection between violent video games and aggressive behavior.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Priming, a non-conscious form of memory, does not show a correlation between playing specific video games and faster reaction times in categorizing related objects in the real world.

  • Realistic graphics and death behaviors in video games do not lead to increased aggression in players, as demonstrated by a study comparing games with realistic and unrealistic deaths.

  • A meta-analysis of studies on video games and aggression found weak or no link between the two, with ineffective lab tests of aggression and little evidence of actual criminal behavior resulting from playing violent games.

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