The theory about the influence of video games on the cruelty of people failed
Researchers from the University of York found no evidence to support the theory about the impact of video games containing scenes of violence on human behavior. This was reported in the blog of the British institution.
A series of experiments conducted in the research centre, involved more than three thousand participants. As shown by observation, the fascination realistic video games that contain scenes of violence, does not increase the level of aggression players.
Researchers recorded the level of immersion of the subjects in the circumstances of the game: after beating a new level in a video game, they were asked in real life to classify some of the objects that are linked to it. It turned out that the human reaction time is on the game’s attributes after its passage identical to the reaction of man, abstract from gaming.
Experiments were also conducted on a realistic and fantastic shooters, and the level of involvement of the players also turned out to be approximately the same.
Thus, the researchers came to the conclusion that virtual murder does not affect the level of aggression of a person, at least in adults. The University has planned to conduct the same experiments in children, and also to test the reaction of people to extreme types of violence in games, for example, torture.