Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Mar 2013 15:42 UTC
Games "For nearly thirty years we've been having this discussion, asking the question: do violent movies, music or video games make people violent? Well according to Brad Bushman and Craig Anderson of Iowa State University, yes. Based on the results of their research they concluded in 2001 that video games and violent media can make people aggressive and violent. Based upon their data and their conclusions, however, it's safe to say that photos of snakes, crispy bacon, or a particularly rigorous game of chess can also make people aggressive and violent." And politicians?
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On a similar note, you're assuming that seeing violence desensitivizes you

Well, of course it does but that is balanced by the fact that few people do nothing else but watch ultra-violence all day.

Does violent games make you violent? Under the right circumstance, sure, but no one lives under those conditions and they could very rarely exist outside a controlled experiment.

This is of course not limited to games and movies. Keep someone isolated and feed them nothing but gruesome and desensitizing literature for years on end and you'll have the same result, especially if you start at an early age.

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