Video gamers’ aggression linked to frustration : NewsCenter | University of Rochester

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Aggressive Behavior Linked to Players’ Experiences

The disturbing imagery or violent storylines of videos games like World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto are often accused of fostering feelings of aggression in players. But a new study shows hostile behavior is linked to gamers’ experiences of failure and frustration during play—not to a game’s violent content.


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