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Amos Moses
04-12-2006, 07:35 PM
http://www.megagames.com/news/html/pc/studysaysgamersviolentpotheads.shtml


Study Says Gamers Violent Potheads

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New research seems to suggest that violent video games make it more likely that players will engage in violent behavior and drug abuse than non-violent video games.

A study carried out by Dr Sonya Brady, of the University of California San Francisco, and Professor Karen Matthews, of the University of Pittsburgh on 100 undergraduate males aged between 18 to 21 has revealed some interesting findings. Participants were asked to play a game that involved taking homework to school on time or another game featuring violent beatings with a baseball bat.

Those who played the violent game were more likely to interpret the behavior of others towards them as hostile. You're kind of on the lookout for other people being rude to you, Dr Brady said.

The same study also examined participant attitudes regarding marijuana and alcohol use and appears to suggest that the young men that played the violent game were more likely to consider the consumption of such drugs as acceptable. What this study suggests is that they might increase any type of risk-taking behaviour, said Dr. Brady.

This study is not what you may consider definitive as the sample was small, participants did not try both games and we are not clear on what games were used and their real world relevance. The study does however, raise some interesting questions regarding the effect of gaming, questions which need to be addressed in similar studies and in fMRI (functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) studies which may tell us exactly how gaming may affect brain chemistry.

Who wants to get high and go beat up the elderly? Hell yeah!

Brewtown Andy
04-12-2006, 10:47 PM
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Craig C
04-12-2006, 10:50 PM
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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Humphrey_Lee
04-12-2006, 10:51 PM
Yes, because 18-21 year olds never smoke weed unless they play video games....

james michael
04-12-2006, 11:02 PM
ive noticed an urge to kill any time ive gotten high...

Humphrey_Lee
04-12-2006, 11:09 PM
ive noticed an urge to kill any time ive gotten high...

Despite what the right would have you believe, sodomy is not the same as murder silly..... ;)

james michael
04-12-2006, 11:24 PM
Despite what the right would have you believe, sodomy is not the same as murder silly..... ;)
no, seriously... i carry a gun and a joint at the same time, all the time...

Humphrey_Lee
04-12-2006, 11:27 PM
no, seriously... i carry a gun and a joint at the same time, all the time...

We really do have so much in common..... like twins..... except not at all...

james michael
04-12-2006, 11:27 PM
We really do have so much in common..... like twins..... except not at all...
youre right...

im pretty...

Humphrey_Lee
04-12-2006, 11:31 PM
youre right...

im pretty...

Did I deny this?

:grope:

Angel of Distraction
04-12-2006, 11:43 PM
The Jiminy goals in Kingdom Hearts 2 are going to necessitate an old fashioned murder spree very soon.