The Resource Game violence, game difficulty, and 2D:4D digit ratio as predictors of aggressive behavior, by Joseph Hilgard

Game violence, game difficulty, and 2D:4D digit ratio as predictors of aggressive behavior, by Joseph Hilgard

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Game violence, game difficulty, and 2D:4D digit ratio as predictors of aggressive behavior
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Game violence, game difficulty, and 2D:4D digit ratio as predictors of aggressive behavior
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by Joseph Hilgard
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Language
eng
Summary
Previous research has sought to determine whether violent video games cause increases in aggressive behavior. Game difficulty is also thought to potentially cause changes in aggression. Finally, prenatal testosterone exposure, as measured by the ratio of lengths of the index and ring fingers (2D:4D digit ratio), is thought to cause dispositional increases in aggressive behavior. In the present research, game violence and game difficulty were manipulated by making four modified versions of the same game. Participants played a game, were provoked, and then had an opportunity to aggress against another participant in the study. Neither game violence nor game difficulty was found to influence aggressive behavior in a theory-consistent way, and Bayesian model comparison favored the null model over all theory-derived alternative hypotheses. Similarly, 2D:4D ratio did not predict aggressive behavior, either alone or in interaction with the other study variables. The results suggest that brief exposure to violent or difficult games does not influence aggressive behavior when game stimuli are closely matched, and furthermore, that differences in finger length do not predict aggression. I discuss the implications for brief-session experimental research of causes of aggression
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MUU
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Hilgard, Joseph
Degree
Ph. D.
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Dissertation year
2015.
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri--Columbia
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illustrations
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1970-
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Bartholow, Bruce D.
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  • Video games
  • Aggressiveness
  • Psychophysiology
  • Fingers
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Game violence, game difficulty, and 2D:4D digit ratio as predictors of aggressive behavior, by Joseph Hilgard
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  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Bruce Bartholow
  • Includes vita
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-47)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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962329863
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 54 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)962329863
Label
Game violence, game difficulty, and 2D:4D digit ratio as predictors of aggressive behavior, by Joseph Hilgard
Publication
Note
  • "A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri-Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Philosophy."
  • Dissertation supervisor: Dr. Bruce Bartholow
  • Includes vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 41-47)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
962329863
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 54 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)962329863

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