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Killing Non-Human Animals in Video Games: A Study on User Experience and Desensitization to Violence Aspects

  title={Killing Non-Human Animals in Video Games: A Study on User Experience and Desensitization to Violence Aspects},
  author={Luca Chittaro and Riccardo Sioni},
  journal={PsychNology J.},
Violent video games are often associated to negative effects such as desensitization to violence. However, while aggression can concern any living being, experiments in the literature have especially focused on games that require the player to aggress human (or anthropomorphic) beings. To extend the investigation of violent video games, this paper considers a video game genre (Whac-a-Mole) in which the victims of aggression belong to non-human animal species. The study investigates User… Expand
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