Playing prosocial video games increases empathy and decreases schadenfreude.

@article{Greitemeyer2010PlayingPV,
  title={Playing prosocial video games increases empathy and decreases schadenfreude.},
  author={Tobias Greitemeyer and S. Osswald and M. Brauer},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2010},
  volume={10 6},
  pages={
          796-802
        }
}
Past research provided abundant evidence that exposure to violent video games increases aggressive tendencies and decreases prosocial tendencies. In contrast, research on the effects of exposure to prosocial video games has been relatively sparse. The present research found support for the hypothesis that exposure to prosocial video games is positively related to prosocial affect and negatively related to antisocial affect. More specifically, two studies revealed that playing a prosocial… Expand
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