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Violent video games and behaviour problemsStudent NameSchool IDCourseLecturerDate
DoViolentvideogamescausebehaviourproblems?Today, video games are popular among people of all ages. Latest video games dominate mostconversations. The increasing interests in video games brings concerns to researchers. Theywonder whether violent video games affect the players’ behavior. Different researchers providedifferent arguments. Some researchers argue that behavior problems depend on the personality ofthe player. (Gao et al., 2017). Other researchers show that there is close link between violentvideo games and behavior problems. Violent video games cause behavior problems because theylead to decreased empathy, addiction among children and teens, and the gamers tend to modelthemselves after the games’ characters. Violent video games can decrease empathy and increase the aggressive thoughts of a gamer.After long exposure to video games, players may get desensitized. (Gao et al., 2017). Forexample, their prosocial behaviour, which may include the feeling of helping other people, maydecrease. The results from a study carried out on 150 Chinese University Students showed that agame character’s moral behaviour influences that of gamer. (Gao