Social Context and Video Game Play: Impact on Cardiovascular and Affective Responses

@inproceedings{Ballard2012SocialCA,
  title={Social Context and Video Game Play: Impact on Cardiovascular and Affective Responses},
  author={Mary E. Ballard and Kara Visser and Kathleen Jocoy},
  year={2012}
}
We examined if cardiovascular and affective responding to video game play changed across social context or with game content. Male participants (13–22 years old) played a violent or nonviolent video game. Each participant played the game individually, competitively against a male partner, and cooperatively with the partner. There was no effect of social condition on heart rate (HR) or diastolic blood pressure (DBP). Participants had significantly higher systolic BP (SBP) when playing… CONTINUE READING

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