Effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behavior.

@article{Greitemeyer2010EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prosocial video games on prosocial behavior.},
  author={Tobias Greitemeyer and S. Osswald},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={
          211-21
        }
}
  • Tobias Greitemeyer, S. Osswald
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • Previous research has documented that playing violent video games has various negative effects on social behavior in that it causes an increase in aggressive behavior and a decrease in prosocial behavior. In contrast, there has been much less evidence on the effects of prosocial video games. In the present research, 4 experiments examined the hypothesis that playing a prosocial (relative to a neutral) video game increases helping behavior. In fact, participants who had played a prosocial video… CONTINUE READING

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