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Does Playing Video Games Make Players More Violent?

Authors: Gunter, Barrie

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This book is an academic work which reviews and critiques the research literature concerning violent games and their alleged effects on players. It examines the debates about the potential effects of these games and the divisions between scholars working in the field. It places the research on violent video games in the longer historical context of scholarly work on media violence. It examines research from around the world on the nature of video games and their effects. It provides a critique of relevant theories of media violence effects and in particular theories developed within the older media violence literature and then considers how useful this and newer scholarly work might be for policy-makers and regulators. The book identifies where gaps exist in the extent literature and where future research attention might be directed.  

About the authors

Barrie Gunter is Emeritus Professor at the Department of Media and Communication, University of Leicester. He is a psychologist by training who worked initially in the broadcasting sector as an audience researcher before switching to the academic world. Media violence has been one of his key areas of interest.

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“In Does Playing Video Games Make Players More Violent? Gunter presents a broad review of research on video game effects, including some very early studies on general media effects up to and including relatively recent meta-analyses of violent video game effects. … This book might be useful as one of several texts in an undergraduate course on the history of research on media effects.” (Jeanne Funk Brockmyer, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 61 (45), November, 2016)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • What Are the Concerns About Mediated Violence?

    Gunter, Barrie

    Pages 1-29

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  • How Much Exposure Do Children Have to Violence in Video Games?

    Gunter, Barrie

    Pages 31-52

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  • What Are the Effects That Cause Concern?

    Gunter, Barrie

    Pages 53-92

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  • Is There a Link Between Playing Video Games and Social Violence?

    Gunter, Barrie

    Pages 93-114

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  • Can Playing Video Games Really Trigger Aggression?

    Gunter, Barrie

    Pages 115-146

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eBook 83,29 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57984-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Does Playing Video Games Make Players More Violent?
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57985-0
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57985-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57984-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 296
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