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Hello, my name is Sophie and as well as being a part-time game player, I am a student on the Forensic Psychology MSc at London Metropolitan University in the UK. I am carrying out some research into the relationship between video game use and different types of positive and less positive behaviour. A current heated debate in this area is about whether playing violent videogames might lead to aggressive behaviour, and in extreme cases to the violent school shootings you may have heard about on the news. More recently, researchers have started to find that playing computer games could have good influences, for example, in developing certain kinds of positive skills and abilities. What I am doing in this research is attempting to fill in the gaps in what we know about the actual influences of video game use in the present day. If you are a game player, and you play for at least two hours a week on average, I would really appreciate your help with this research. Although there is nothing rude or inappropriate in this survey, for ethical reasons I’m afraid that you need to be at least 18 years old to take part. If you think that you might be the kind of person that I’m looking for, and you would be willing to give 10-15 minutes of your time to help researchers like me to understand what playing video games can really do for you, please click below to proceed to the next page. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?s...RlGNmLdA_3d_3d
there have been way too many threads about this. and im sure research has already been done. if your doing this kind of research to feel new and special, sorry. but i'll do the survey anyway. but for some reason i think the negative section of this is kind of unrelative. i mean how is telling people what i think a negative aspect in video games? isnt that free speech? also what if we have never encountered some of these positive behaviour choices?
I take what n0e says way too seriously
25th April 2007
Yes dude, when poeple go screaming "URGENT!!! NEED HELP!!!" around here, we tend to thing there is a huge problem and that you need police help ASAP..... However, this should be in the pub section, and there are way to many threads like this already, and I am guessing that you haven't read the guide-lines or rules either? So yes..... Dont go around doing that sorta of stuff.... and if you really feel the need to come here for EMERGENCY help, then your a confused person, call the police....
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
I found the Todd section very strange. Thoughts and emotions don't occur in neat little bullet points like that, that you can just stick a label on and wave around; it's more an issue of angles and instinct and desire, patterns and symbols all rolled together at once. Thought is a continual process, one thing part of the next; words don't slot onto them in that neatly regimented way.
What would Todd feel, what would Todd do? These are ultimately questions to which no accurate answer is, (even provided I had a more completely knowledge of Todd's psychological state,) possible to provide without resort to second order simulacrum.
:moved: to General Gaming
You'll probably find more answers here.
I really, really did not like the Todd part of the survey. And in the multiple-choice section, for the helping-others-out bit, the 'never' option seems to imply that the respondent has had plenty of opportunities, but hasn't taken any of them to help out. Therefore, it would be better, for the whole multichoice section, if there were also an option for Not Applicable.
First of all, I have to agree with crisissuit3, this has been done to death basically every time someone goes shooting around who played special video games. Nonetheless, I'll say the thingy again: Historians distinguish between cause and trigger for historical events. I think the same is true for aggression. Perhaps video games can serve as catalyst or trigger but the cause has to exist already.
And yes... the Todd-question was extremely odd and I don't honestly see the connection... care to elaborate on that issue?
I can't believe what lazy, simplistic projects qualify as college research material these days. This is the kind of thing you'd expect to see junior high kids doing at the local shopping mall. "Excuse me sir, do you have to to fill out this survey while I do a bit of window shopping?" :rolleyes:
You have a point... My expert's work in 12th grade (Germany) was about the origin of King Arthur in Geoffrey of Monmouth's "Historia Regum Britanniae" from ca. 1136. :D
I'll give it a good ol' gander... nothing better to do.
Good luck in your studies !
I don't mean to make it sound bad but I suffer from BPD, meaning the questions about Anger and Emotion are really quite biased for me, and my answers have nothing to do with my gaming.
Things like that will create unreliable results.