Recent Study Reveals That Violent Video Games Increase Aggressive Behavior

A new proven study has revealed that people who play more on violent video games may seen an increased levels of aggressive behavior. It is so surprising that more studies about levels of aggression are coming out this last quarter of the year. Some would agree to the fact that video games help lessen the levels of aggressive behaviors while some only increase it.

The study was conducted last month using 76 students coming from different universities in France. The participants were divided into two groups, each one were tasked to play a violent or nonviolent video game at a scheduled length of 20 minutes a day for three consecutive days. Among the games played by the participants were the blockbuster violent games like “Condemned 2” and “Call of Duty 4”.

After the study, researchers found out that people who engaged in these games showed increased aggressiveness every time they played. Some of the non violent games played by the other include “Dirt 2”, which according to study did not resulted into increased aggressive behavior to players compared to the first group who were assigned with violent games.

According to a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University, Brad Bushman, “The study offers evidence that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time and cause people to view the world as a hostile and violent place.”

In a press release, Bushman added that he and his group found out that people displayed an increased aggressiveness after playing a violent video game. He compared playing violent video games with smoking. One cigarette will never cause lung cancer but smoking for couple of weeks, months or even years can greatly cause it.