Ohio State University Study Shows Prolonged Exposure to Violent Video Games Increases Aggression … Newtown, CT Adam Lanza was a Gamer
Before everyone is so quick to blame only guns for the tragic events in Newtown, CT, parents might want to look at the below study and violent video games.
So you think it is all about the guns when it comes to violence. WRONG! Since the heartbreaking murders of 20 innocent children and 6 school staffers hit the news last Friday, many have been grappling with the question of how this could happen? What could have gone so wrong? How could 20 year old Adam Lanza shoot his mother and then go on a murdering spree at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Many Democrat tragedy opportunists have blamed in all on guns. Sorry, but if we want to be honest about all of this and want to protect our children not only from future Adam Lanza’s, but from themselves, then we have to look at many other factors and issues in this case and many other recent mass murders.
Call of Duty
It is important to take a look at the following study from Ohio State on violent video games and human, or I should inhuman behavior. The study determined that More Playing Time Violent Video Games Equals More Aggression. Makes sense now doesn’t it. The study basically compares continued violent video game use to the use of cigarettes. The longer and prolonged Gaming and exposed to violent games, the greater the damage.
On each of the three test days, the study saw 70 undergraduate participants exposed to either violent games – including Call of Duty 4 (VIDEO trailer) and Condemned 2 (VIDEO trailer) – or passive titles – including DiRT 2 and Pure – for 20 minutes at a time.
After playing, participants were asked to then read the start of a story, and then at the end come up with 20 possible follow-on actions the protagonist could take, with the players of violent games opting for more aggressive solutions when compared to the passive players.
Then, participants were told that there was another participant in another room, and that they had to compete with them by playing a 25-trial videogame, with the aim of being the first person to respond to visual cues on screen.
The winner would then have the power of sending the other person a ‘noise blast’ through their headphones – such as the sound of nails down a chalkboard or a dentist drill. Players of violent games leaned towards sending their opponent a louder, more prolonged sound, while passive players were kinder to their fellow participant.
It should be noted however that there actually was no other participant, just in case someone got their ear drums blown out.
By the end of the study the research found, “people who played a violent video game for three consecutive days showed increases in aggressive behaviour and hostile expectations each day they played. Meanwhile, those who played non-violent games showed no meaningful changes in aggression or hostile expectations over that period.
Imagine what happens when an already disturbed individual with mental illness who has bonding issues is exposed to such violent videos over a prolonged period of time? Ever wonder how some one could become so desensitized that they would have no empathy in killing 6 and 7 year old children? These games reward you for for shooting your victims multiple times and multiple head shots folks. Hmm, sound familiar? What every happened to the video games Donkey Kong, Dig-Dug, Breakout and Space Invaders? What the hell happened to our country and culture that such violence like what exists in actual war is now the norm?
Posted December 19, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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I hate to point this out, but these “violent games” are really all about guns, so saying that “its not guns, its also (partly) video games about using guns” is a little circular.
That said, I grew up playing Dungeons & Dragons at a time when the misinformed though we would all end up killing and worship devils…which was stupid because real life and “the hobbit’ are quite different and easy to compartmentalize.
BUT…violent games that are realistic, I think that is a different matter that could use some investigation.
SM: Doing follow up and research on this story I have learned there are so-called responsible parents having their 10 year old sons playing Call of Duty. Who thinks this is not a problem?
Video games that are violent will desensatize a person to violence. It becomes one of the acceptable behaviors rather than unacceptable.
ok, I’ve got it, Assault rifles don’t kill, video games do, “compares continued violent video game use to the use of cigarettes” I’ll bet the kid never tried a cigarette cuz he’d by now be a pacifist pothead, cigarettes being a gateway drug and all
SM: I really would expect you to get it.
A knife can kill, so can a car, so can a baseball bat.
A hand gun can kill, a bolt-action rifle can kill, a muzzle loader gun can kill.
It depends what psycho has any of these in their possession.
Are you really going to tell me that some one who learns in a video game how to shoot is the same as one who learns real life gun safety is the same? Hmm?
Stop being so obtuse just because you want to disagree or because you do not know any better.
Absolutely believe 100% this is true!!!
And it is being reported now that Nancy Lanza had an area in her basement for locked storage for her legally owned firearms.
Why in the world this poor woman would EVER leave it unlocked with a mentally unbalanced young adult in her home with several disorders is beyond reason. Unless of course he broke in to it or had a key.
Regardless of my support of every American’s Second Amendment Rights, in this particular scenario I believe the Mother could have used much better discretion and perhaps still be alive today along with 26 other innocent victims.
A Gun “Enthusiast” taking her mentally ill Adult Son to practice target shooting does not make a very good match, IMO. What the hell was Nancy Lanza thinking???
Continued thoughts and prayers to all Families of Sandy Hook.