June 29, 2021 Do video games cause aggression?

Today’s podcast uncovers the «myths», prejudice around computer games and aggressive behavior. Research shows no causal connection between violence in media and violence in society.

Marc shared an interesting statistic based on thousands of pupils he has encountered in workshops over the years: FIFA, the soccer game, triggers most frustration and therefore anger among players. Surprised? Yes, but just think about fans of football teams around the world. The emotional attachment, the identification with «their» team is incomparable. The same thing goes for FIFA and only more so because the gamer cannot project failure. He is the player on the football field.

Take home for all listeners, especially parents: «Relax. Computer games will not turn your kids into gun-toting psychopaths. The influence of media compared to real-life role models is marginal». 

 

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