How Violent Video Games Communicate Violence: A Literature Review and Content Analysis of Moral Disengagement Factors

  title={How Violent Video Games Communicate Violence: A Literature Review and Content Analysis of Moral Disengagement Factors},
  author={Thom Hartmann and K. Maja Krakowiak and Mina Tsay-Vogel},
  journal={Communication Monographs},
  pages={310 - 332}
Mechanisms of moral disengagement in violent video game play have recently received considerable attention among communication scholars. To date, however, no study has analyzed the prevalence of moral disengagement factors in violent video games. To fill this research gap, the present approach includes both a systematic literature review and a content analysis of moral disengagement cues embedded in the narratives and actual game play of 17 top-ranked first-person shooters (PC). Findings… 
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