In the supporting article, “A Dry Eye for Victims of Violence”, Patricia Arriaga executes an experiment to analyze the effects violent video games have on pupillary dilation and in turn on aggressive behavior. The pupillary dilation responses (PDR) measures the player’s sensitivity and emotional response towards pictures victimized people in a violent video game. In addition, Arriaga examined the relationship between the PDR rate resulting from violent video games and aggressive behavior. As well, the PDR was evaluated to reveal whether or not pictures of victims would differ to players depending on the context portrayed in the violent video games they had played. Arriaga also takes into consideration if violent video games on PDR is dependent on previous history with the games. The participants ages ranged from 18 to 48 years, all having normal vision and no neurological problems. Each participant was assigned to a ...
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...ults showed that participants who were assigned to the third-player violent video game showed more aggression than any of the other conditions, including the first-person shooter. Chory revealed that the players associated with the violent video games did in fact engage in more aggressive behavior without the factor of personality.
To conclude, exposures to violent situations, graphic or emotional human depiction, criminal actions, and the viewpoint of the player throughout the game, does in fact, contribute to an aggressive behavior. In addition, children are likely to imitate the stimulations carried out by the character that they play which usually includes some type of weapon. These stimulations in video games involve constant repetition which increases the ability for the player to embed and rehearse the violent activity simulated throughout the game.
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