Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday July 05, 2013

Researchers: Violent Games Do Not Affect Prosocial Behavior

Eventually the world is going to have to come to grips with the reality that violent video games do not cause violence / anti-social behavior. In the mean time, we need more studies like this. cool

We failed to find evidence that playing video games affects prosocial behavior. Research on the effects of video game play is of significant public interest. It is therefore important that speculation be rigorously tested and findings replicated. Here we fail to substantiate conjecture that playing contemporary violent video games will lead to diminished prosocial behavior.