Video Games Cause Aggression?

  • Опубликовано: 7 апр 2017
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    Welcome to the first edition of Psych News, where we announce new discoveries in the world of Psychology and human behavior. Todays stories include:
    0:10 The effects of video games on aggression
    Ever since the rise of violent media in TV, movies, and now video games, their effects on kids and society have been hotly debated. A number of studies have concluded that the effects of video games on individuals are generally negative. Generally people who play violent video games show an increase in aggression and a decrease in empathy. Though video game effects seem to be largely negative, a current study decided to further expand on the findings. Previous work done on the social effect of video games have been examined from a short term perspective. This new study examined video game effects in the long run and concluded there may be good effects of video games.
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Комментарии • 487

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    Amir Rached Hamade 8X Hørsholm Skole 13 дней назад

    great job

  • Killing Tortilla
    Killing Tortilla Месяц назад

    its up to the player

  • XxThexDarkxDragonxX TheDarkDragon
    XxThexDarkxDragonxX TheDarkDragon Месяц назад

    If I had the watch the watch would say “This conversation is awkward

  • bluejay1611
    bluejay1611 2 месяца назад

    Violent video games in a way and in itself being played by adults... doesn't cause violence. It seems that the studies didn't account for age. However, with adolescence, it might be a is a different story.
    Adolescent brains don't fully develop until the age of 16; so before that age, what happens when they do play violent video games? When they're playing games that reward violent behavior (the more you kill or destroy, the greater the rewards), they become desensitized to the things they're seeing.
    Now, what if the game is sadistic? Guess what, they'll associate sadistic actions as a positive stimulus. That is what's called Classical and Operant Conditioning. When you condition someone (or thing, i.e. Pavlov's dog) to react a certain way by rewarding them, then they will act on it, because it is associated with a good thing. They will want more of it, as a result.
    Now violent video games in itself will not turn anyone into robots, but it will likely desensitize them to the suffering of others. It will be associated with a good thing to adolescents. This is especially true with TROUBLED YOUTHS... who does not have a strong moral compass, nor do they have a father and mother figure. Where do they go for guidance which includes ways of coping with their problems? From their environment. That can range from their fellow students who are also troubled to cults and street gangs which is why so many inner-city kids gravitate to them because they don't have a family.
    And when they go to them, are they going to learn healthy coping methods when they're bullied or frequently mistreated by their peers? Of course not, and all the while, they're playing VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES... guess what they wished to do with their bullies, the popular, and stuck-up fellow students? They'll probably want to be the AVENGING HERO who takes vengeance against the world that hates them.
    Far from being horrified by the pain and suffering they've inflicted upon them, they'll relish it because they're living out their fantasies. Dennis and Harris Klebolt who murdered their fellow students and teachers, did they feel any compunction over their deeds? You can argue that case but the fact is that they did not stop murdering until they killed themselves when the police approached.

  • Ethan Andersen
    Ethan Andersen 2 месяца назад

    Dear video creator, I enjoyed this video. But I am giving it a thumbs down because I can't find leaks to your sources... Thank you.

  • Nico Gutholz
    Nico Gutholz 2 месяца назад

    Where can I get this MIT device?

  • MultifandomStruggles
    MultifandomStruggles 3 месяца назад

    I get mad when I play games. I get it from my Dad my mom said my dad used to play video games when he was young. He broke a controller and threw his game thing he was playing on. He doesn’t play games anymore because.. of that. I never get that mad to break something, but that’s where I get from.

  • ManSpeakOut
    ManSpeakOut 3 месяца назад

    They cause aggression the same way things like football, hockey, and every other sport out there. They all have one thing in common, and that is the fact they're all competitions with the participants competing against one another to achieve victory.
    In anything where there is competition and participants are competing against one another, they're going to get competitive and are going to get aggressive.
    This is nothing unique to video games, where there is competition there is going to be aggression and yet we don't see people starting witch hunts over something like football sparking aggression now do we?

  • Shnobbs Studios
    Shnobbs Studios 3 месяца назад


  • Hel Trom
    Hel Trom 3 месяца назад

    im a gamer for 8 years, i played all kinds of games, violent, peaceful, horror, strategy(which i hated)...etc.
    and im not agressive or violent or rude at all, well not at all but when the lag and stuff, u know
    if ur a gamer then u will understand

  • The Canine Nutritionist
    The Canine Nutritionist 4 месяца назад

    Exposure to violent video games is linked to lower empathy and decreased kindness.

  • Enderbro597 Lolzor420
    Enderbro597 Lolzor420 4 месяца назад

    The reason violent video games make people violent in the short term is because the brain needs to act that way to function properly in those games (duh). Now a study i wanna see is the short term effects of playing a game that causes players to feel intense emotions, via character deaths or actions. Test this in the short term and long term, and compare those results to people who don't play those games.

  • Defalt is HERE
    Defalt is HERE 4 месяца назад

    I play tons of rated m games and I don't get angry

  • Taro
    Taro 5 месяцев назад

    If you know anything about economics you'll know the phrase "correlation or causation".
    In other words, most of the kids aren't becoming aggressive because of the games, they play the games because they are already naturally aggressive (for some reason).
    Ok, there are some short term effects of violent video games, however violent video games DO NOT make violent people.
    I mean jeez, I'm 11 and even I can the basic flaws in their argument.

  • Creeper Catgirl
    Creeper Catgirl 6 месяцев назад

    i'm just overly emotionel

  • goreycinema
    goreycinema 6 месяцев назад

    My biggest issue with the whole "video games cause violence" claim is that if someone really is letting a work of pure fiction influence their actions in the real world, then chances are they were already mentally unbalanced to begin with.

  • Colby Hays
    Colby Hays 6 месяцев назад

    Hey, where did you guys get the info about the german psychologist stuff, doing a report for school

  • Dan Caldwell
    Dan Caldwell 6 месяцев назад

    0:45 It's addictIVE, not addictING

  • Eon Guipagho
    Eon Guipagho 7 месяцев назад

    What's that one shirt? "Violent video games don't cause violence... ... ... ...lag does"?
    I am totally on the boat that it doesn't increase violence. In me it decreases violence as I can take it out on fictional, non-living character that know not the pain I am about to put them through. Of course, some people that watch me play might think I am criminally insane because of the horrible shit I do to the characters on screen. I'd have to say that 99% of my kills on DOOM 2016 are brutal kills.

  • Andrew Miles
    Andrew Miles 7 месяцев назад

    What's the study she's referencing? Anyone know?

  • Jouelle Brick
    Jouelle Brick 7 месяцев назад

    Sorry if this has been stated but where do you post your sources? I would like to use this video with my Psych 11 class.

  • Antweezy
    Antweezy 7 месяцев назад

    What do *addictions* to violent games say? link to depression? or..

  • Antweezy
    Antweezy 7 месяцев назад

    So, violent video games do increase aggression in the short run? (im writing paper help me out!)

  • Cherry apple
    Cherry apple 7 месяцев назад

    Yes it does because video games always lag.

  • Nightmare Bloodfang
    Nightmare Bloodfang 7 месяцев назад

    Violent people might be attracted to violent games

  • Chase Braley
    Chase Braley 7 месяцев назад

    it's only the parents.

  • а щееd
    а щееd 8 месяцев назад

    I've played games for along time and i have become less angry, it has been my own space where i can do anything i wan't and that just makes me happier!

  • Stellar Labs
    Stellar Labs 8 месяцев назад

    I am only aggressive during aggressive games and shortly after. Then I’m normal again.

  • Branwen Davies
    Branwen Davies 8 месяцев назад

    Video games help me to forget about worries and I lik e being away from reality sometimes because it scan get really stressful sometimes

  • PaperStreetSoapCompany Productions
    PaperStreetSoapCompany Productions 8 месяцев назад +5

    You ever put a block in the wrong spot in Tetris?
    It'll make anyone a homicidal maniac....

    • nic 2003
      nic 2003 8 дней назад

      Yeah, it does

  • gabe ferrer
    gabe ferrer 8 месяцев назад

    People are wayyyy mixed upon this topic. They think games such as CoD and Mortal Kombat at cause violence, when in actuality Mario Party does.

  • Xenovista
    Xenovista 8 месяцев назад

    Hitler must have been a fan of COD. ........OH WAIT!
    Humanity is an aggressive, cut-throat, depraved species of self serving bastards. Violent media is a means to channel that inner cave man in a safe way so everyone can get along....mostly.

  • Bryn James
    Bryn James 8 месяцев назад +2

    I am twenty and seventeen of them were spent playing Legend of Zelda, American Macgee's Alice, Super Mario, GTA, Fallout, Alan Wake, Uncharted, Borderlands, NieR series.... _slowly drifts into a long list of every Zelda title_ I have no kind of aggression. I'm a walking potato with salt and a bunch of inside jokes.

  • TheIronIcecream
    TheIronIcecream 8 месяцев назад +1

    shit i just played minecraft. Well guys i guess i am obligated to shoot up the school

  • Viscochu2009 | Nesrin
    Viscochu2009 | Nesrin 9 месяцев назад

    I always play Samurai warriors 4 or Orochi Warriors 3 Ultimate whenever I'm sad, angry or just want to sleep but can't. It really helps to calm me down. I don't think Video games cause aggression BUT it can cause it when its played at the wrong age.

  • Daniel100Benner
    Daniel100Benner 9 месяцев назад

    People blame these types of video games on school and workplace shootings, I think it's total crap.

  • The Division
    The Division 10 месяцев назад

    My parents say video games make me more violent, but they make me get off in the middle of a competitive match of overwatch or csgo, its guys know you'd be pissed off too, they just catch me at the wrong times, if im not in a match, its whatever, if its casual, whatever, if its comp, im actually trying and if i lose a lot of rank+penalty cause parents make me get off...

  • Angel Reyes
    Angel Reyes 10 месяцев назад

    any type of frustration causes violence

  • Sage S. Adoren
    Sage S. Adoren 10 месяцев назад

    Hmmmm... I'd have to say no, they don't cause aggression and/or anger. Because while we do pick up things from the media we consume, we aren't always directly affected by it. Most of the articles that I've read about people attacking others and/or killing others because of films/games/etc. were people who weren't quite stable from the beginning.
    In fact, violent videogames help us reduce and express our anger and anxieties in ways we couldn't do in real life. I remember playing GTAV and being very angry about something before I started playing. I went on a killing spree, laughed at silly deaths and my anger was forgotten. It helps a lot for people who are introverts actually, as introverts tend to bubble up their emotions and not show them to anyone. Seeing how most gamers are introverts or at least ambiverts.
    Violent videogames affect people in different ways because we are all different and don't have the same responses as others. So, while I believe they do not cause aggression, there are aspects that say otherwise. It's kind of hard to completely analyse.

  • Mocatdow
    Mocatdow 10 месяцев назад

    Video Games can cause violent aggression, but that's only in those 9 year olds who like to be their favorite characters by punching people in the face.

  • Xpert_Destroyer 4
    Xpert_Destroyer 4 10 месяцев назад

    Lol i might have aspergers and social anxity lol ☹️

  • Domesticumbreon
    Domesticumbreon 10 месяцев назад

    Does best fiends cause violence?

  • sipystroki jay
    sipystroki jay 10 месяцев назад

    ive found that my lack of sympathy is caused by the news.... thats what i found out about myself so it doesnt have to do with anybody else but i may be on to something

  • Aaron Henderson
    Aaron Henderson 10 месяцев назад

    Fucking pouncers make me want to kill maybe video games can make you violent lol

  • mow
    mow 11 месяцев назад

    It's not the actual game that gets me mad, it's the lag in the game which can be caused by other using the internet. So....My family causes me to get aggressive.😐

  • I Don't Like Drowning
    I Don't Like Drowning 11 месяцев назад

    And who doesn't like bunnies?

  • TheRealMichelozzo
    TheRealMichelozzo 11 месяцев назад

    I'd love to see if video games that aren't violent and/or competitive cause an increase in empathy with a decrease in aggression, really test that 'in the moment' response these tests seemed to show.

  • ToxiBeingEmo
    ToxiBeingEmo 11 месяцев назад

    I'd like to see them do a before and after test. Because maybe even before playing video games the person already happened to be aggressive and stuff.

  • BubbleGumSims
    BubbleGumSims 11 месяцев назад

    the switch was at 2:12 of the video 😄

  • Este Boi
    Este Boi 11 месяцев назад


  • ๖ۣۜSixer
    ๖ۣۜSixer Год назад

    The only bad thing a violent video does is make more edgy kids.

  • Twig Touch
    Twig Touch Год назад

    when u about to come to then realize ur comment number 421 instead of 420

  • Four Waluigis of Dawn
    Four Waluigis of Dawn Год назад

    Me: *plays game that was banned in certain countries because it's too violent
    Also me: *freaks out at the mere sight of a spider

  • Reno Strife
    Reno Strife Год назад

    Well usually I get pretty pissed but it passes as soon as I stop playing soooo...

  • hunter master race
    hunter master race Год назад

    lag ruins my day

  • Max Robert
    Max Robert Год назад

    If video games make you violent, read a book. 😐

  • James Sawley
    James Sawley Год назад +1

    1:06, $5 irl gold and diamonds would me like a diamond shaving.

  • Oldman EstimanJr.
    Oldman EstimanJr. Год назад +2

    lag can cause agreesion? pshhhh, you havent heard of the word


  • Aisha Sultan
    Aisha Sultan Год назад

    This isn't biased at all.

  • Bluemoonwolf 64
    Bluemoonwolf 64 Год назад

    That first notifications someone gets when they just subscribed

  • Bloo
    Bloo Год назад

    i play ''violent videogames'' 24/7 and i get sad when i kill a bug
    except mosquitos, those fuckers can burn in-
    wait wut

  • Decarus37
    Decarus37 Год назад

    i did a research paper for class and i found so much damn stuff that says video games cause aggression on some levels but not flat out violence which makes sense as one will get angry during a boss fight but you get just as angry if your baby refuses to stop crying... you're not going to beat the baby now are you?

  • Shailene Hawthorn
    Shailene Hawthorn Год назад +13

    It's ironic how this video is sponsored by a video game.

    • lol jk
      lol jk 6 месяцев назад

      i think it was unironic. you could even say that you were being ironic by saying that it was ironic.

  • Rubenxd
    Rubenxd Год назад +3

    Videogames make me somewhat angry depending on the stakes. So it's the stakes

  • Kaitlyn Morgan
    Kaitlyn Morgan Год назад

    Lag, glitches, hackers, and failing every time at that one level causes aggression.

  • Laconian Drakon
    Laconian Drakon Год назад +7

    Idk about anyone else but videogames help me submerge into an evironment were i can freely let go of my anger (being an introvert). A place were i can kill as many players as i want, to then be the most calm sheep you will have ever known outside of them.

  • Ricebauer
    Ricebauer Год назад

    As long as im not playing competetive i wont be aggressive... but those boosted monkeys in Solo Queue...

  • Beriadan Gigas
    Beriadan Gigas Год назад

    I think the main fear when it came to videogames causing violence came from the Columbine shootings.

  • Warr ior
    Warr ior Год назад +1

    if I play too much Melee I start to waveshine people

  • Ashly Bates
    Ashly Bates Год назад

    I think is it causes less agression, Because it can be a safe outlet for pinned up emotions, I feel like is more theraputic

  • Shokanju Kogasumaru
    Shokanju Kogasumaru Год назад

    I've played video games my entire life and i'm not aggressive in the least lol

  • Balling Like I'm Tobe
    Balling Like I'm Tobe Год назад

    I get absolutely pissed playing 2k17 when people blow leads and don't pass the ball.

  • Christian Graulau
    Christian Graulau Год назад

    2:11 - It's literally a Switch wtf???

    • Christian Graulau
      Christian Graulau Год назад

      Oh nvm it makes sense this is from 2017 not 2016

  • Queen Pepperoni
    Queen Pepperoni Год назад

    Before my brother got his x box he was calm and cool now he's got it he's really angry, so my mum took it off him lmoa he got really upset. But after it got taken away he got a little better.

  • OneAwkward Girl7
    OneAwkward Girl7 Год назад

    I am a gamer myself, and I constantly play COD and Battlefield. But, I couldn't say my empathy levels have dropped. Because they haven't and neither has my aggression level increased.

  • EariosRandomness
    EariosRandomness Год назад

    I spend a lot of time playing games, and a lot of the ones I play have violence in them. According to the older studies, I should be a psychotic madman going around murdering people. Despite this, many people who know me would describe me as one of the calmest people they know.

  • Overflow
    Overflow Год назад

    recently playing cs:go, and too afraid to kill someone.

  • Lance Peter
    Lance Peter Год назад

    But when i play Chivalry: Medieval Warfare and lop off limbs with blood all over your clothes till your own blue teammates think you're the red team, i don't feel like being aggressive and unemphatic.

  • Latoya Wright
    Latoya Wright Год назад

    I play violent games yet I'm a customer service rep. I have been a gamer all my life (Since the birth of Nintendo) Lol. Don't believe the hype guys... these stupid religious ppl are just trying to find a scapegoat for they're child's bad behavior besides they're own bad parenting.

  • Knight Owl
    Knight Owl Год назад

    I don't need video games to get my aggression worked up. All I need for that is to go outside where there are other people.

  • Mocha senpai
    Mocha senpai Год назад

    Plz go back to being calm

  • Riley Peterson
    Riley Peterson Год назад

    ew. mobile games.

  • Trinity Andrew
    Trinity Andrew Год назад

    basically any game or app can be addictive like Subway Surfers they should be actually looking for a high school kids depending on who they are and how they act in school can make a big difference on how they will react to certain games

  • Marjolaine Ménard
    Marjolaine Ménard Год назад

    my boyfriend always played and is the most peaceful person in the whole world!

  • Lio
    Lio Год назад

    Anything frustrating causes aggresion, pretty simple.

  • Spartan 117
    Spartan 117 Год назад

    No but lag and hackers do

  • TheRoyaleKnight
    TheRoyaleKnight Год назад

    i play assassin's Creed he I don't go around gutting people and smashing their faces in with warhammers

  • Mallotree
    Mallotree Год назад

    Lol I think the watch would be pretty funny

  • Chronomatrix
    Chronomatrix Год назад

    I have to say, I always have a little game session before school. No violent games, too.

  • Burningtitan
    Burningtitan Год назад

    Short answer. My brother plays doom. He is the most harmless guy I know and will stop arguments before they escalate

  • SeKToR
    SeKToR Год назад +4

    Nothing like the adrenaline rush of a good match. Too bad few get that experience.

    • thegalaxy2012
      thegalaxy2012 Год назад +1

      Too bad it's only easy to get good adrenaline rushes when your teams are equally matched, which is something I haven't seen in quite a while

  • jacie williams
    jacie williams Год назад

    For quite a few kids I know (plus myself) we are more violent when we don't play violent games. In violent games we take out all our anger on the things/characters/etc. in the game and less of that anger on other people/things.

  • Gamer Sisters
    Gamer Sisters Год назад

    i think the only way for it to actually make you more violent is if you played violent games as a kid! of course, that would involuntarily teach you some more violent behavior cuz kids are like sponges. but that goes for any exposure of violence, not just VGs.

  • Musical Obsessed Trash
    Musical Obsessed Trash Год назад

    I think they do.
    Wen you loose at a video game repeatedly, maybe cause the power went out, or it was laggy, you become more aggressive. if you KEEP playing the same game and continue to loose, you might become more aggressive to real life situations. one time, i was on my tablet, and was winning my game, when suddenly, the wifi went off. i tried fixing it, and eventually smashed my tablet against the wall because it wouldn't cooperate. this has happened to me more then once, and it can carry into real life, when something doesn't go your way, it becomes a habit to have aggression towards the situation, then figure it out rationally when it doesn't work out the way you want to.
    That is what I think.

  • Yihao Wong
    Yihao Wong Год назад +1

    Well, I have an answer as to why I'm raging so much at Geometry Dash.

  • Regeneration
    Regeneration Год назад

    You talk shit about VGames i dont want to hear? I gona kill ya with a knife in the kne #/pol/

  • Preidon
    Preidon Год назад

    Of course they do,anyone who is addicted and plays them every day is a weak weak person

  • K.G. Drake
    K.G. Drake Год назад

    I've always joked after blasting away a bunch of zombies/ monsters/ enemies/ etc, that I feel less like hurting others. Seriously, I do feel less tense after a game, but can still feel anxious when seeing real life stuff. There are times I even have to switch the channel from CNN to something else, just to avoid getting jittery.

  • Lyssia Ribeiro
    Lyssia Ribeiro Год назад +1

    it's kinda funny, because I'm literally one of the most pacific person I know (like, I can't even do "violent" sports, I can't bring myself to hit someone even tho I know it's technically ok to do so) and I'm really emotional, but I love violent games.
    Everytime someone says violent games makes people more agressive I think it's funny and want to laugh, because it literally sounds like a joke.
    The people who usually say that kinda stuff also ignore that most violent games have consequences to your actions in some level. Aaand forget that people said the same thing about TV or that in the Middle Age there was no video games and, I mean, that was a seriously violent period.