Video games: blessing or a curse?

Kiudulas, M. (2016) Video games: blessing or a curse? BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This dissertation examines the positive and negative effects of video games. In addition, it explores video games from a historical standpoint and details the condemnation of the medium. A case study on school shootings is also used to illustrate how video games are sometimes used as part of political agendas to induce moral panics. I conclude that despite an abundance of research on the effects of violent video games, the findings appear to be contradictory and lacking. This therefore demonstrates that the stigmatization of video games is unjust. However research on the positive effects of video games appears to be more consistent despite being less prevalent and this has good implications for the future of video games.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2016 14:55
    Last Modified: 11 Nov 2016 14:55
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/22665

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