Do games like GTA make kids more violent in real life?


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Taylor Brookes Profile
Taylor Brookes answered

Perhaps not so much gta, but other more violent games like call of duty definitely make people more violent, especially kids because we learn a lot of our behaviour from copying others.

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Walt O'Reagun
Walt O'Reagun commented
If "Call of Duty" influences people's behavior … wouldn't it result in more of those kids joining the military?
Taylor Brookes
Taylor Brookes commented
The bugs bunny thing is a cartoon which is why it has less of an impact (which is so little its essentially none) and maybe it does influence people into joining the military, but it takes a combination of things, and violenf video games is just one factor.
Taylor Brookes
Taylor Brookes commented
There have also been studies which show that they do. I agree that it is a widely debated topic, but I think that they do increase violence.
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Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

If video games made people violent then I would be a horrendous serial killer. I have an extremely high body count within my video games. There are many studies to back up the fact that video games do not make a person violent. Best of luck to you!

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Rooster Cogburn
Rooster Cogburn commented
If it was that way with me, I would have either nuked the world or conquered it ! LOL
Corey The Goofyhawk
The first step of your plan of world domination is to conquer Ahh, I see why you became a moderator! :D
RIK RZ Profile
RIK RZ answered

Not really, it just made me want to play the game more!

Bikergirl Anonymous Profile

The level of the violence of 'yesterday's' entertainment industry pales in comparison to "today's' blood and gore.  Comparing bugs bunny characters and the graphic image of zombies eating someone's brains, or full graphic content of someone being cut in half by an machine gun is not a fair comparison.

There is a increasing level of desensitization that has changed how children view violence, death and gore .. To such a level that there is now some question as to the legitimate correlation between this systematic desensitization and a kid walking into a school with a gun.

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Bikergirl Anonymous
Not sure what is considered 'reputable' .. but, after doing a google search, there are studies that logically show

" * Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others.
* Children may be more fearful of the world around them.
* Children may be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways toward others."

Bikergirl Anonymous
Research by psychologists L. Rowell Huesmann, Leonard Eron and others starting in the 1980s found that children who watched many hours of violence on television when they were in elementary school tended to show higher levels of aggressive behavior when they became teenagers. By observing these participants into adulthood, Huesmann and Eron found that the ones who'd watched a lot of TV violence when they were 8 years old were more likely to be arrested and prosecuted for criminal acts as adults. Interestingly, being aggressive as a child did not predict watching more violent TV as a teenager, suggesting that TV watching could be a cause rather than a consequence of aggressive behavior. However, later research by psychologists Douglas Gentile and Brad Bushman, among others, suggested that exposure to media violence is just one of several factors that can contribute to aggressive behavior.

Other research has found that exposure to media violence can desensitize people to violence in the real world and that, for some people, watching violence in the media becomes enjoyable and does not result in the anxious arousal that would be expected from seeing such imagery."
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Johnny Bravo answered

From experience, no. Violent video games do not grow all children to be aggressive or violent. Though, it is reported games like Doom inspired people to go on murderous rampages. I don't believe its common. I also, believe those kids who killed all of those people after playing that game, were already violent children.

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Karl Sagan answered

It's one of the biggest lies created by journalists and pseudo-scientists to demonize the video game industry. Games don't' make people violent. Come on, WWI and WWII were before video games. I play Dota, sometimes I order boost services on z3ddota cause I don't have friends who are fans of this game and solo queueing doesn't give me an opportunity to get high ranks. So, IRL I'm really kind and calm person even though I kill and kill during game sessions.

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