reply to post by NJoyZ
Show me the peer reviewed research and research design.
Show me the stats.
My last review of the literature a few years ago documented that
Violent video games, TV, movies etc.
WOUND VIOLENCE UP; REHEARSED IT . . .
as does hitting with pillows and foam bats--contrary to what was assumed 30 years ago.
Now we have solid research and even brain scans showing otherwise.
Actually, it's pretty simple . . .
planting cacti does not result in harvesting mangoes.
The universal law is STILL . . . reaping what's sown.
Essentially, the key aspects, parts of the brain
do NOT distinguish between fantasy violence and real violence.
1. The emotions are essentially the same
2. The strengthening of neural pathways contributing to violence are essentially the same.
3. Desensitization about violence is essentially the same.
4. Glorification of violence is essentially the same.
5. The adrenaline high from the violence is essentially the same.
6. The dopamine high from the violence is essentially the same.
7. The sense of power vs powerlessness is essentially the same.
8. The sense of accomplishment is essentially the same.
9. The involvement of various ATTACHMENT DISORDER components and dynamics in the personality are essentially the same.
10. The brain damage from ATTACHMENT DISORDER relates to real and fantasy violent dynamics and factors essentially the same . . . particularly the
brain centers handling emotions and relationships.
Repeated perceptions, choices and actions at the brain level STILL STRENGTHEN THOSE REPEATEDLY USED NEURAL PATHWAYS--REGARDLESS of whether the
violence is fantasy or real.
Actually, in some contexts and under some types of confusion and/or stresses, the DIFFERENCES
FANTASY VS REAL
becomes quite BLURRED, fuzzy, far from clear.
CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES.
BEHAVIOR HAS CONSEQUENCES.
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HUMAN BEHAVIOR WITHOUT A REASON
I realize, of course, that many will continue to believe whatever they wish about violence . . . because . . .
VIOLENCE IS ADDICTIVE. And our era is quite clear that ADDICTIONS ARE FIERCELY DEFENDED as wonderful, a "right," neat, cool, wonderful, exciting, . .
. while spouses and children are strewn in the wake like so much used toilet paper
So I don't have a lot of hope that the above facts will greatly influence anyone. But on the slight chance that someone on the fence may learn . . .
and be more likely to leave violence behind--there it is.
edit on 23/1/2013 by BO XIAN because: fix color tags