NCBI ROFL: Do aggressive people play violent computer games more aggressively?

By ncbi rofl | February 16, 2011 7:00 pm

Do aggressive people play violent computer games in a more aggressive way? Individual difference and idiosyncratic game-playing experience.

“This study investigates whether individual difference influences idiosyncratic experience of game playing. In particular, we examine the relationship between the game player’s physical-aggressive personality and the aggressiveness of the player’s game playing in violence-oriented video games. Screen video stream of 40 individual participants’ game playing was captured and content analyzed. Participants’ physical aggression was measured before the game play. The results suggest that people with more physical-aggressive personality engage in a more aggressive style of playing, after controlling the differences of gender and previous gaming experience. Implications of these findings and direction for future studies are discussed.”

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  • http://www.conceiveplus.com Alex Lanni

    It is observed that aggressive people do play violent computer games in a more aggressive way. The individuals might have visible or hidden aggressiveness but it does come out in games, when they play.
    Alex

  • Anonymous

    It ‘has been observed that aggressive people, violent video games are not so aggressive. Individuals may not be visible or hidden aggression, but did not come out of the game when they play.
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