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Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games Is Wrong

Moral Combat: Why the War on Violent Video Games Is Wrong

作者  /  Christopher J. Ferguson

出版社 / BenBella Books

出版日期 / 2017/03/21

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$595

售價 / 9折, NT$ 536

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看似日益暴力的真實世界中,我們是否應該認為造就這些暴力發生的主要因素,和暴力電玩有直接的關係?然而作者兼心理醫師的Patrick M. Markey和Christopher J. Ferguson都認為這樣的想法是錯誤的。



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In family rooms all across America, millions of children and teenagers are enjoying violent video games. Popular games like Call of Duty, Halo, and Grand Theft Auto place players in elaborate fictional worlds—often with a gun in their hands.

The media and the government are quick to point fingers when it comes to young perpetrators of violence. If it becomes apparent that school shooters, for instance, may have enjoyed violent games at some point—well, those games were clearly the culprit or at least a warning sign, right?

But the problem with this conclusion is that it’s not based on facts. Here’s what they’re not telling you: Only a small minority of school shooters played violent video games.

If that surprises you, you’re not alone—the national dialogue around these games has become skewed and biased. On the flip side, most well-adjusted children and teenagers regularly play violent video games, while never exhibiting violent behavior in real life. What’s more, spikes in sales of violent games actually correspond with decreased rates of violent crime.

The media and commentators are not giving you the whole story, and it’s time for a new conversation about these games and their role in our children’s lives.

In Moral Combat, psychology experts explore how video games—including those considered violent—actually have a positive social impact for today’s youth and offer a comprehensive overview of their history, culture, and scientific research. Markey and Ferguson have been on the frontline of the violent video game debate for years, and together, they debunk the stark picture media, politicians, and other personalities tend to paint in order to sway public opinion about the impact of gaming.

The general public has been misled into believing that violent video games are responsible for horrific acts of violence. With complete honesty and extensive research, the informative and often-entertaining Moral Combat lays out the facts in order to reframe this important discussion.


誠品26碼 /2681496094001
ISBN 13 /9781942952985
ISBN 10 /1942952988
EAN /9781942952985