Wednesday, May 02, 2007

New Study Complicates Links Between Violent Games and Aggression

Ars Technica reports:

When the scores were correlated with long-term anger, it became clear that those who were relatively calm were also largely unaffected by violent content. Angry subjects, in contrast, demonstrated increased aggression when exposed to violent games (they were unaffected by nonviolent ones). It appears that the majority of the connection between violent games and aggression depends largely on the general mental state of the gamer.

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