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 • 481

  • Hel Trom
    Hel Trom 5 дней 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 19 дней назад

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

  • Enderbro597 Lolzor420
    Enderbro597 Lolzor420 26 дней 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.

  • Kristopher the bounty hunter
    Kristopher the bounty hunter Месяц назад

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

  • Taro
    Taro Месяц 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 2 месяца назад

    i'm just overly emotionel

  • goreycinema
    goreycinema 2 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Dan Caldwell
    Dan Caldwell 3 месяца назад

    0:45 It's addictIVE, not addictING

  • Eon Guipagho
    Eon Guipagho 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Jouelle Brick
    Jouelle Brick 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад

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

  • Antweezy
    Antweezy 3 месяца назад

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

  • Cherry apple
    Cherry apple 3 месяца назад

    Yes it does because video games always lag.

  • Nightmare Bloodfang
    Nightmare Bloodfang 3 месяца назад

    Violent people might be attracted to violent games

  • Chase Braley
    Chase Braley 4 месяца назад

    it's only the parents.

  • ыэf вээ skækk
    ыэf вээ skækk 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Branwen Davies
    Branwen Davies 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад +3

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

  • gabe ferrer
    gabe ferrer 4 месяца 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 4 месяца 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 4 месяца 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 5 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Viscochu2009 | Nesrin
    Viscochu2009 | Nesrin 5 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 6 месяцев назад

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

  • The Division
    The Division 6 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 6 месяцев назад

    any type of frustration causes violence

  • Peanut Gallery Seth
    Peanut Gallery Seth 6 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 6 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 6 месяцев назад

    Lol i might have aspergers and social anxity lol ☹️

  • Domesticumbreon
    Domesticumbreon 7 месяцев назад

    Does best fiends cause violence?

  • sipystroki jay
    sipystroki jay 7 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 7 месяцев назад

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

  • mow
    mow 7 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 7 месяцев назад

    And who doesn't like bunnies?

  • TheRealMichelozzo
    TheRealMichelozzo 7 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 7 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 8 месяцев назад

    the switch was at 2:12 of the video 😄

  • Este Boi
    Este Boi 8 месяцев назад


  • ๖ۣۜSixer
    ๖ۣۜSixer 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Twig Touch
    Twig Touch 8 месяцев назад

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

  • Four Waluigis of Dawn
    Four Waluigis of Dawn 8 месяцев 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 8 месяцев назад

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

  • hunter master race
    hunter master race 8 месяцев назад

    lag ruins my day

  • Max Robert
    Max Robert 9 месяцев назад

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

  • James Sawley
    James Sawley 9 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Oldman EstimanJr.
    Oldman EstimanJr. 9 месяцев назад +2

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


  • Aisha Byrd
    Aisha Byrd 9 месяцев назад

    This isn't biased at all.

  • Bluemoonwolf 64
    Bluemoonwolf 64 9 месяцев назад

    That first notifications someone gets when they just subscribed

  • Bloo
    Bloo 9 месяцев 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 9 месяцев 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 9 месяцев назад +10

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

    • lol jk
      lol jk 2 месяца назад

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

  • Rubenxd
    Rubenxd 9 месяцев назад +3

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

  • Kaitlyn Morgan
    Kaitlyn Morgan 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Laconian Drakon
    Laconian Drakon 10 месяцев назад +6

    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 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Beriadan Gigas
    Beriadan Gigas 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Austin Quinn
    Austin Quinn 10 месяцев назад +1

    if I play too much Melee I start to waveshine people

  • Ashly Bates
    Ashly Bates 10 месяцев 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

  • Tambry 0152
    Tambry 0152 10 месяцев назад +4

    Video games don't kill people, people kill people.
    Seriously through, violent people always existed, long before fricking Pong was a thing. Hitler, anybody?

    • lol jk
      lol jk 2 месяца назад

      guns dont kill people, guns kill guns
      yes, i managed to make this topic political, you're welcome.

  • Shokanju Kogasumaru
    Shokanju Kogasumaru 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Christian Graulau
    Christian Graulau 10 месяцев назад

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

    • Christian Graulau
      Christian Graulau 10 месяцев назад

      Oh nvm it makes sense this is from 2017 not 2016

  • Queen Pepperoni
    Queen Pepperoni 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Lance Peter
    Lance Peter 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев назад

    Plz go back to being calm

  • Riley Peterson
    Riley Peterson 10 месяцев назад

    ew. mobile games.

  • Trinity Andrew
    Trinity Andrew 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Liokardo
    Liokardo 10 месяцев назад

    Anything frustrating causes aggresion, pretty simple.

  • Spartan 117
    Spartan 117 10 месяцев назад

    No but lag and hackers do

  • TheRoyaleKnight
    TheRoyaleKnight 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Mallotree
    Mallotree 10 месяцев назад

    Lol I think the watch would be pretty funny

  • Chronomatrix
    Chronomatrix 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Burningtitan
    Burningtitan 10 месяцев назад

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

  • SeKToR
    SeKToR 10 месяцев назад +4

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

    • thegalaxy2012
      thegalaxy2012 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев назад +1

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

  • Regeneration
    Regeneration 10 месяцев назад

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

  • Preidon
    Preidon 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев 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 10 месяцев 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.

  • MJ
    MJ 10 месяцев назад +4

    I am a bit of a gamer but my brother practically lives of youtube and games, I also think because when you're playing video games that aren't like problem solving games you don't think you just play. My brother literally gets angry adn screams and cries over the smallest things, and I think it's because he hasn't had chances to think about things. Which stops him from maturing and realising how pathetic it is for him to be doing what he does. My whole family knows that video games are the causes, this is because he is a naturally kind and out-going kid, but after being told to get off video games he becomes extremly aggressive but when he has been banned for a week he starts to go back to his helpful nature. Also with a family friend his age was suddenly being over the top aggressive and I asked why and his sister replied with, "he's been playing video games all week".

    • AlejandroMendoza Mcprol
      AlejandroMendoza Mcprol 5 месяцев назад

      Cora As a competive gamer,Who plays street fighter 5 and smash 4.If you cry or scream while playing.Your a loser.A big one at that.But hey at lease we didn't cause a war (when soccer fans)

    • Lyssia Ribeiro
      Lyssia Ribeiro 10 месяцев назад +3

      I don't know the full story or anything, but for what you said it sounds like your brother is addicted to video games, tbh.
      It's not because the games are violents or anything, people can get addicted to literally anything. And it's a lot easier if it is something as emersive and rewarding as a game.
      You probably would get a better response from him if you suggested therapy because you heard it's good for everyone, or get him to go to a therapy with you. Most addiction are a scapism, after all.
      But, I mean, it's just me saying that and I don't know him or you or the entire story, so don't take this coment too serious.

  • Fastblujay
    Fastblujay 10 месяцев назад

    More people. Need to know this.

  • Appocalypse
    Appocalypse 10 месяцев назад

    I enjoy your videos, but the background music kinda ruins it for me. I hope you consider making videos with no constant background music!

  • Mr. Adventure Viking
    Mr. Adventure Viking 10 месяцев назад

    She didn't really say not give enough info...

  • Alex Johns
    Alex Johns 10 месяцев назад +1

    people in the past said books had negative effects. here we are now and people say videogames have negative effects. if you ask me this whole argument is bs

  • YamiGekusu
    YamiGekusu 10 месяцев назад +6

    Two words- Mario Party

  • Leafa 0910
    Leafa 0910 10 месяцев назад

    Am I the only one here who thinks that the new opening sounds like someone whipping a person's ass before stabbing and jabbing them to death with a knife?

  • Marleen S
    Marleen S 10 месяцев назад

    Depends on who you ask.
    My brother can get pretty aggressive.
    I just quit the game :/