Gaming does not cause bad behaviour/violence

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Gaming does not cause bad behaviour/violence

Annotations:

  • -Gaming is a tool, the tool itself depends on the user like the Gun control/law
  1. Therapeutic purposes

    Annotations:

    • - Therapy or healing illness
    1. - Neuroplasticity

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      • Brain's characteristic capacity to redesign and rebuild itself to make up for a hidden mind injury and to open new useful potential 
      1. -Repetition helps motor movement (for the people that has problems with motor)
        1. -Encourages movements (brain activity as well)
        2. -Motivation and reward system
          1. -Plot/leveling/new items
          2. -Encourages being social - decrease anxiety
            1. -Can manage emotions
            2. Psychological view
              1. Genetics

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                • -These 3 types of genetics lead to aggression and violent behaviour, almost ALL gamers do not have these genetics 
                1. -The MAOA (2R) gene has been linked in many violent crime

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                  • - Enzyme monoamine oxidase A, which is important for controlling the amount of dopamine and serotonin in the brain   
                  1. -Two other Dopamine genes were linked to bad behaviour
                    1. -Negative factors can shape genetics

                      Annotations:

                      • -Gamers have a "low" chance to have an aggression in real life due to shaping and environmental issues 
                    2. Environmental Factors

                      Annotations:

                      • -These can cause violent behaviour, but with gaming, it gives entertainment and healing
                      1. School
                        1. -Failing Grades
                          1. -No friends
                            1. -Being bullied
                            2. Family and Peers/Friends
                              1. -No acceptance or not loved
                                1. -Doing things out of character
                                  1. -Peer pressure
                                  2. -Abuse
                                2. -Possibly already mental unstable from the beginning
                                  1. -STRESS is one the biggest factor
                                    1. -Self-Control
                                    2. Catharsis/Correspondence to life

                                      Annotations:

                                      • Catharsis:  Purification of emotions or relieving of emotional tensions
                                      1. -Entertainment
                                        1. -Making new friends
                                          1. -Becoming more social
                                            1. -Escaping reality (when life is rough)
                                              1. -Relieve stress
                                                1. -Learning about history or new information
                                                2. Studies/News

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                                                  • Logic: If violent video games skyrocketed through sales, the crime rate would also go up, but instead the crime rate is decreased
                                                  1. -Crime rate has been decreased to almost 40% (2014)
                                                    1. -Violent video game sales have been rising and booming
                                                      1. -More violent games are being made
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