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dc.contributor.advisorHyland, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorTolentino, Vanessa
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-23T16:30:28Z
dc.date.available2019-08-23T16:30:28Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationTolentino, V. (2019). Aggression and exposure to violent video games: The role of agreeableness, neuroticism and empathy. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttps://esource.dbs.ie/handle/10788/3873
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the current research focuses on whether the personality dimensions of agreeableness and neuroticism affected aggressive responses to violent video games. In addition to whether empathy levels would determine aggression after being exposed to violent video games whilst also controlling for desensitisation. The experiment consists of 43 male (N=22) and female (N=21) participants who were split into 2 conditions - the control group who played a non-violent videogame (Firewatch) and the experimental group who played a violent videogame (Black Ops 3, Zombies) on the PS4. Participants were also connected, while playing the game, to a Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) and Electrocardiography (ECG) unit measuring skin conductance and heart rate. Results found that neither agreeableness nor neuroticism affected aggressive responses, however, empathy was found to be significant. Desensitisation was found not to contribute to this significant effect, as evaluated by physiological responses of players and previous gaming experience.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectPersonalityen
dc.subjectAggressivenessen
dc.subjectEmpathyen
dc.subjectViolence in video gamesen
dc.titleAggression and exposure to violent video games: The role of agreeableness, neuroticism and empathyen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.rights.holderCopyright: The authoren
dc.type.degreenameBA (Hons) in Psychologyen
dc.type.degreelevelBA


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