Palgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology

Empathy and Violent Video Games

Aggression and Prosocial Behavior

Authors: Happ, C., Melzer, A.

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Through three empirical studies, this book explores the mechanisms behind moderating functions of empathy in violent video games, revealing new insights that will inform the ongoing debates about the effects violent media content.

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Christian Happ is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Trier, Germany. Before, he studied Psychology in Marburg, Germany, and Stellenbosch, South Africa. He is interested in research focussing on topics from Social, Media and Business Psychology.

André Melzer is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Luxembourg. His main research interests focus on entertainment media. He has published widely on the effects of violent video games on antisocial and prosocial behavior. His most recent publications analyzed empathy and the moral implications of violent video games, both with regard to players' motivation and the consequences of playing these games.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Empathy and Violent Video Games
Book Subtitle
Aggression and Prosocial Behavior
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44013-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137440136
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44012-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49441-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 78
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