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The Effects Of Violent Video Games: The Effects Of Violent Video Games?

Children today are exposed to more graphic violence in video games compared to any past generations. This is because the media finds that making a profit, surpasses the lives of the adolescents that play these games. However, over time two set of views formed from the violence in video games. James D. Sauer, is a graduate of the School of Phycology. In his article, “Violent Video Games: The Effects of Narrative Context and Reward Structure On In-Game and Postgame Aggression,” Sauer, describes that adolescents gain forms of aggression and violence after playing certain games. Not every video game causes post game aggression, but documented in his article, “Players who enacted in-game violence through a heroic character exhibited less postgame…show more content…
As a graduate of Radboud University, Isabela Granic brings to light the reasons why the youth actually benefits from playing violent video games. For example, in her article, “The Benefits of Playing Video Games,” Granic illustrates the fact that children gain social skills, highly more efficient motor skills, and the understanding of the humans as a whole. Noted by the author, “Whereas adolescents and adults often use self-disclosure and direct discussion with close friends to resolve emotional issues, children use play to work them out through pretend-based narratives enacted either alone or with others” (Granic 67). What the author means is that children use a different form of actions to get across their feelings. While both Sauer’s cause and effect approach of adolescent gaming and Granic’s physiological approach and their conclusions about the effects on children have led me to observe to a new approach to understand the complexity of the minds of the young players. However, what is the causes of violent video gaming and do they truly result in a negative or positive effect upon the…show more content…
In Sauer’s article “Violent Video Games: The Effects of Narrative Context and Reward Structure On In-Game and Postgame Aggression,” James, a gradate of phycology, goes in detail to why children choose violence or less violent games. Also, how the result of violent gaming affects the actions of the children shortly after the finish playing. Overviewing the work of physiological professor Helen Fisher, Sauer concludes that playing a mass variety of games can have different effects on a child. Documented by Sauer, “To the extent that this task is representative of real-world risk taking in a driving context, Fischer et al. found that racing games can have negative effects on traffic safety: increasing risk-taking behavior, risk-promoting cognitions, and positive attitudes toward reckless driving” (Sauer 206). A child does not have to shoot a gun in a game such as Call of Duty or rob a bank in GTA V, the end result is that the child would think these things are accepted in society. Most games today that children play depicted some type of violence. However, parents neglect that fact the games have warnings for violence, language, and even nudity. In my own personal experience, kids will ask for the most trending games at the time and parents will buy the game to satisfy the needs and

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