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Video games make people violent ? Science decides once again

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Do video games make you violent? This is a question that we can legitimately ask ourselves when we see the attacks by world leaders towards this media still relatively young.

If for players the answer to this question is obvious and the accusations against the medium are annoying, what does science say about this ?

< h2>Attacks from all sides

Since video games are still sometimes unknown to the general public, it is easy to blame them for all the problems, without addressing the real sources of the problems of violence in the world. Thus, it is this type of accusation without any real basis that our dear President of the Republic was able to implement recently, before later backtracking on this subject.

Too late, the damage is done by showing at best a lack of knowledge of the subject, at worst an intention to easily blame the problem on one domain without having any scientific basis.

It's also this kind of slander that Donald was able to launch before him Trump, former President of the United States of America blaming video game violence as the cause of yet another mass shooting.

Video games, an ideal culprit

The situation is all the more ironic when we know that in the USA, it is very easy to obtain weapons of war in local supermarkets. After 38 mass shootings (4 or more deaths) last year alone, it's clearly easier to blame video games than address the country's real problems.

Video games make people violent ? Science decides once again

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Faced with the emergence of games with more violent styles like Mortal Kombat and GTA to name a few, the American political class quickly became passionate about the subject. In the same way that some Catholics see Pokémon as games instilling Satan worship in children, some have imagined that the acts of violence seen in the games would be perpetrated on a large scale in reality.

Since then, the subject of video games has regularly been highlighted by the American political class to justify mass shootings, rather than calling into question the second amendment of the constitution which allows citizens easy possession of weapons of war.

Violence and video games, what does science say?

Science has been trying to determine for several years now whether or not there is a correlation between the violence depicted in some games, and the violence in real life. Numerous studies appear regularly on the subject.

All of these show that there is no causal link between the violence of video games and that of real life.A recent American study carried out a follow-up of more than 8 yearswith adolescents in order to be able to confirm these results. The researchers were able to observe that the practice of JV with violent games showed no signs of developing more aggressive behavior.

Video games make people violent ? Science decides once again

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Most studies show on the contrary that the violence among certain adolescents came rather from their often complicated social, family and economic environment, without games being taken into account. Once again, science has decided and indicates once again that the exploitation of the violence of games by politicians is obsolete.

Unfortunately for them (and also for us), the financial problems are much more difficult to resolve, and it's a safe bet that video games will remain the scapegoats for a while.

  • Since the arrival of licenses such as Mortal Kombat, politicians have often tended to accuse video games of making adolescents violent.
  • Numerous studies appear regularly on the subject, and causality between game violence and real-life violence has never been proven.
  • Contrary, studies show that aggressiveness problems come from young people's environment.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116