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Essay heading: The Correlation between Violent Video Games and Aggressive Human Behavior
 
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There have also been tests on the different types of video games and what affects came from them. Rewarding violent game actions increased hostile emotion, aggressive thinking, and aggressive behavior. Punishing violent actions increased hostile emotion, but did not increase aggressive behavior. Results suggest that games that reward violent actions can increase aggressive behavior by increasing aggressive thinking (Carnagey & Anderson, 2005, P...
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Rewarding violent game actions increased hostile emotion, aggressive thinking, and aggressive behavior. Punishing violent actions increased hostile emotion, but did not increase aggressive behavior. Results suggest that games that reward violent actions can increase aggressive behavior by increasing aggressive thinking (Carnagey & Anderson, 2005, P...
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