Changing the Face of Aggression

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The changing face of aggression: the effect of personalized avatars in a violent video game on levels of aggressive behavior. Analysis 1.1 Alexis Walker Selitto

Playing a video game is a good stress reliever it works especially well when you can immerse yourself in a world of fantasy. Being able to go a step further and create a likeness of yourself makes the experience all the more entertaining and relaxing. There are groups who say that making a likeness of yourself in a video game has a negative effect on a person even when playing a non-violent game they say that the effects on children are worse than in adults. It is said that because one has a likeness in the game they can carry out violent tendencies that would in the real world be illegal. When the player has stopped playing the game their mind is still focused on what they did when playing wither it was raiding a village, killing hordes of demons or suplexing someone from behind. Having an avatar that looks like the player does not cause one to become violent it is the fact that people with aggression problems pick games that would allow them to express their anger and aggression and can not come back to reality once they have been playing and they carry this over into other activities in their lives such as school, work, even other video games. There are plenty of people who play the same games yet are just fine. To say that having an avatar in the likeness of the player causes them to be more violent and aggressive is not right. Yes there have been tests and studies done which had subjects with aggression issues stemming from mild to highly aggressive so of course they reacted differently it wasn’t the…...

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