Computer games about football make players more aggressive than violent ones, psychologists claim.
While participants remain ‘numb’ when they see someone being ‘killed’ on screen, apparently harmless games that mirror real life can have a far greater effect.
The study shows a complex link between the way viewers interpret violent and hostile events on the screen and their personal reactions.
There has been a huge debate about whether watching violent video games can desensitise young people’s responses.
Governments around the world have introduced laws to control the sale of games, along with rating systems to alert parents and consumers to the scale of violence.
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