Passive anger[ edit ] Passive anger can be expressed in the following ways:
By taking several tens of thousands of people, from children on up to adults, dividing them into groups with comparable socioeconomic, genomic, and behavioral profiles, setting them to play first-person shooters with varying amounts of regularity, then following them for years, routinely conducting psychological tests and tracking their real-world behaviors.
It would be an extremely revealing experiment. The logistical challenges would be enormous—and even it was possible, it would be hugely unethical, involving the deliberate exposure of potentially vulnerable people to something that might hurt them and others.
Typically this involves asking small numbers of students to play games for a few minutes, then seeing whether their behavior changes according to laboratory measures of aggression: There are a great many studies of this variety. Indeed, if game-players, especially game-playing children, really do become more aggressive, Bushman is almost certainly right.
Yet the studies that Bushman and colleagues cite tend not to answer a key question: Does game-induced aggressiveness persist? Does it become a hard-wired way of being in the world, or does it dissipate in a few minutes or hours?
People are desperate for an answer, and so they reach out. Media is something people like to point at. Another perspective, one less entrenched in debates over the methodology of studying the behavioral effects of video games, comes from Gary Slutkin, the founder of Cure Violence, an organization that has successfully reduced gun violence in parts of Baltimore and Chicago.
Instead, he thinks the games make people more susceptible to becoming violent. Video games are interactive rather than passive, an advantage that in other contexts, such as education, is regularly exploited. Games also create a system of constant reinforcement, rewarding behaviors practiced again and again.
The player is participating. In keeping with this analogy, first-person shooters weaken the psychological immune system.
They change the odds of whether violence takes root or whether a person can resist it. Judgment Call Even the idea that violence is contagious is still, however, a hypothesis, and the cognitive influence of video games a matter of plausible speculation rather than demonstrated fact. As with psych-lab aggression tests, understanding of video game violence soon becomes uncertain.
But you have to understand that this may take 20 or 30 years.Anger Symptoms, Causes and Effects. According to a study conducted by the Harvard Medical School, close to 8 percent of adolescents display anger issues that qualify for lifetime diagnoses of intermittent explosive disorder.
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It looks like you've lost connection to our server. Please check your internet connection or reload this page. People have turned to science for answers on the question of violence and video games. For now, though, there are no answers, at least not of the quantitative, immediately useful variety.