After doing the homework I decided to learn more about the effect of video games on violence. Over the lasts 40 plus years many different types of experiments have been done to try and figure out whether video games induce violence or not. The most common position I have found that seems to be most supported is ," Yes, playing violent video games can contribute to violence, however, it does not directly induce bad behavior." To me this seems pretty accurate but I'm sure many people will have other opinions. There is a lot of proof that shows that agression areas of the brain are activated when playing violent video games. Also, according to the APA, Immediately after exposure to media violence, there is an increase in aggressive behavior tendencies because of several factors.
1. Aggressive thoughts increase.
2. Aggressive affect increases.
3. Heart rate increases, which tends to increase the dominant behavioral tendency.
4. Direct imitation of recently observed aggressive behaviors sometimes occurs.