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Originally posted by ADVISOR
Try GTA Vice City, from what I can tell its among the nastiest violent games this century!
Originally posted by blackwidow666
yes I've heard of it and also my son (14 yrs) has got it, and pretty hot with it as well.
Originally posted by ultra_phoenix
What ? You let him playing this game ?
Ok, OTH, if you don't want, he'll go play to a friend home.... Damn violent games !!! It really started with Doom.
Originally posted by Netchicken
What harm hs violence done?
Songs with violent lyrics increase aggressive thoughts and emotions, suggests a study in US college students.
The study contradicts a popular suggestion that music loaded with violent imagery, such as some rap and heavy metal, are cathartic in venting aggression.
Craig Anderson at Iowa State University and colleagues found that students who listened to songs with violent lyrics were more likely to make aggressive associations in subsequent psychological tests.
Watching just one hour of television a day can make a person more violent towards others, according to a 25-year study. In some circumstances, TV watching increases the risk of violence by five times. The new research indicates the effect is seen not just in children, as has been suggested before, but in adults as well.
Watch an hour of prime time TV, and you will probably witness three to five violent acts. Children's programming has even more violence, says Jeffrey Johnson, at Columbia University in New York. "Sports, news, commercials - it's everywhere," he says.
Johnson followed up over 700 families in New York state between 1975 and 2000. He found the link between aggression and TV watching was strongest for males during adolescence and for females, during early adulthood.
The associations held true even after accounting for known risk factors for aggressive behaviour. These factors included childhood neglect, growing up in a dangerous neighbourhood, low family income, low parental education and psychiatric problems. However, the type of the TV programmes watched was not recorded.