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Author Markey, Patrick M., author.

Title Moral combat : why the war on violent video games is wrong / Patrick M. Markey, Christopher J. Ferguson.

Publication Info. Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, [2017]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  GV1469.34.V56 M37 2017    AVAILABLE
Description 248 pages ; 23 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Level 1: A Brief History of Violent Video Games -- Level 2: Teaching Us to Fear -- Level 3: Science Wars -- Level 4: The Grand Theft Fallacy -- Level 5: The Big Lie about School Shootings -- Level 6: Video Game Addiction -- Level 7: Strong Morals and Fit Bodies -- Level 8: Achievement Unlocked -- Level 9: A Strategy Guide for Parents -- Notes -- Index -- About the Authors.
Summary "The media and politicians have been sounding the alarm for years, and with every fresh tragedy involving a young perpetrator comes another flurry of articles about the dangers of violent media. The problem is this: Their fear isn't supported by the evidence. In fact, unlike the video game--trained murder machines depicted in the press, school shooters are actually less likely to be interested in violent games than their peers. In reality, most well-adjusted children and teenagers play violent video games, all without ever exhibiting violent behavior in real life. What's more, spikes in sales of violent games actually correspond to decreased rates of violent crime. If that surprises you, you're not alone--the national dialogue on games and violence has been hopelessly biased. But that's beginning to change. Scholars are finding that not only are violent games not one of society's great evils, they may even be a force for good. In Moral Combat, Markey and Ferguson explore how video games--even the bloodiest--can have a positive impact on everything from social skills to stress, and may even make us more morally sensitive. Tracing the rise of violent games from arcades to online deathmatches, they have spent years on the front lines of the video game debate and now offer a comprehensive overview of the scientific research on gaming. With humor, complete honesty, and extensive research, they separate the myth from the medium. Moral Combat is an irreverent and informative guide to the worries--and wonders--of our violent virtual world"
Subject Violence in video games.
Video games -- Social aspects.
Video games -- Psychological aspects.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
GAMES / Video & Electronic.
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society.
Video games -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01166438
Video games -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst01166440
Violence in video games. (OCoLC)fst01744184
Added Author Ferguson, Christopher J., author.
Other Form: Online version: Markey, Patrick M., author. Moral combat Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, 2017 9781942952992 (DLC) 2017006912
ISBN 9781942952985 (paperback)
1942952988 (paperback)

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