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How Do Video Games Affect Behavior.

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How Do Video Games Affect Behavior.

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CONTENT

1. Antecedents
Many studies about this subject have been made all around the world, and they all point out concluding that video games affect behavior in one way or another.

2. Characteristics
Video games have many positive effects, as well as negative. There are also good and bad video games. Parents must be informed about it, for them to make good use of video games

3. Medical issues
Exposure to media violence increases later aggressive behavior, since the brain has an automatic tendency to imitate an observed behavior. Desensitization is another effect video games have on children.

4. Effects
Video games’ main effects are to cause addiction, make children to believe they can actually do things they cannot, and affect the player’s pulse as well as its heart rate.

5. Society and video games
Any age social groups are susceptible to the negative effects of violent video games, therefore it’s very important the distinction between realistic violence versus fantasy violence.

6. Economy and Politics
Since violence sells, some regulations were set for the community to be a better place for all of us to live.

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this essay is to explore whether video games can influence the antisocial and aggressive behaviors of the players or not. Recent research has shown that connections between children playing violent video games can cause later aggressive behavioral problems. In retrospect studies have also shown a twelve percent increase in aggressive behavior after watching violent television as well. Some parents and psychologists have said that there are children who benefit from the proficiency and coordination of playing video games while others disagree. Critics of video games claim that watching violent television is less detrimental due to the children not physically playing out the violence. Research has also shown heavy viewers, which play four or more hours a day, put in less effort at...

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