Violent Video Games Limit Development Of Moral Judgement In Teens

Tuesday, February 4, 2014 - 20:50 in Psychology & Sociology

The nature of social science is that you will frequently find papers arguing contradictory positions, and nothing shows that like video games. On Science 2.0 alone, you can find dozens of studies arguing both sides.Mirjana Bajovic of Brock University quizzed a group of eighth-graders (aged 13–14) about their playing habits and patterns and determined their stage of moral reasoning using an established scale of one to four. The goal was to determine if there was a link between the types of video games teens played, how long they played them, and the teens’ levels of moral reasoning: their ability to take the perspective of others into account.  read more

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