Does playing video games make players more violent? / Barrie Gunter
- Gunter, Barrie
- London : Palgrave Macmillan, 
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- Physical Description:
- vi, 296 pages ; 22 cm
- What Are the Concerns About Mediated Violence? -- How Much Exposure Do Children Have to Violence in Video Games? -- What Are the Effects That Cause Concern? -- Is There a Link Between Playing Video Games and Social Violence? -- Can Playing Video Games Really Trigger Aggression? -- Can Video Games Influence Levels of Real Violence? -- Can Video Games Promote Good Behaviour? -- Are Some Players More Susceptible Than Others to Video Game Effects? -- Do Players Respond Similarly to All Video Violence? -- What Is the Overall State of Evidence Concerning the Effects of Violent Video Games -- Do Video Games Need to Be Better Regulated?
- This book is an academic work which reviews and critiques the research literature concerning violent games and their alleged effects on players. It examines the debates about the potential effects of these games and the divisions between scholars working in the field. It places the research on violent video games in the longer historical context of scholarly work on media violence. It examines research from around the world on the nature of video games and their effects. It provides a critique of relevant theories of media violence effects and in particular theories developed within the older media violence literature and then considers how useful this and newer scholarly work might be for policy-makers and regulators. The book identifies where gaps exist in the extent literature and where future research attention might be directed. -- Provided by publisher.
9781137579843 (acid-free paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries); 2016
Purchased with funds from the Dorothy V. Harris Libraries Endowment; 2016
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- Dorothy V. Harris Libraries Endowment
Paterno Libraries Endowment (Campus College Libraries)
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