Do your children have friends? The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it. Many good people, including Lt. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? This book was very intriguing. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? In other words evidence filtered to fit a pre determined conclusion. I listened to it read by the auth0r and now am so much more better informed about the causes of the mass murders that have been present in the world's history since the 90s. I'm glad I read it also glad when I finished it.
The book is essentially a hit-piece against the media and video game industry, blaming it for all the violence-centred ills of Americana. Our society needs to stop the denial and take action. Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. This adult could do with a detox, too. How people can still deny the negative impact and proof that violent video games and media have on our youth is beyond my comprehension. They say the games are not used to desensitize Marines. It was an interesting read, although I would've liked to see the author address some of the arguments from the other side, maybe even have a few rebuttals.
Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. It's fine when he sticks to recapping the peer-reviewed research, but when he draws his own conclusions they're often specious, which is a shame because he had plenty without them. The frontal lobe, which is used for judgement, disengages and the mid-brain, which controls our fight or flight instincts, takes over. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, twelve other students, and then themselves. If you have children in your life, read this book. And even defended and glorified and rewarded.
What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? The E-mail message field is required. The author presents interesting facts, of which I haven't seen publicized anywhere else in these days following the shooting. My chores were done, time was spent outside, homework was finished. In non-Westernised societies, the opposite is generally true, the skills are still honed and used as they form an important aspect of daily life. Yes, though not in a roundabout way. Whereas being killed by another person does because there's greater risk of others being involved or involving themselves due to our capacity to emote, to act emotionally and irrationally.
And the scientific evidence he lays out for this is overwhelming, disturbing, and has completely convinced me. Drawing on crime statistics, social research and studies of the teenage brain, the author, one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression, the roots of violence and violent crime, reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide—and what we must do about it. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: a troubled 20-year-old man kills 20 children and six adults at the elementary school he once attended. How anxious am I when I leave my phone in another room? If you have boys these games are mostly played by boys and female mass murderers are rare , if you work with teen boys, or if you even play these games yourself, you need to read. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? Abstract: Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col. A young person's obsession with video games that teach to kill.
And I'm looking for answers. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, casually savage behavior can warp the mind - with potentially deadly results. Seems legit enough in my opinion. Since his retirement from the Army, Grossman has founded the Killology Research Group and continues to educate law enforcement officers and soldiers in the techniques he has studied for improving outcomes in lethal encounters. Are you aware of the content, the rating systems, the standards, the marketing methods? And then, those people believe in what others write, even if they twist stuff up. Many also existed within environments where those around them were not duly attentive, or simply did not see any behaviours that might otherwise indicate a cause for concern sufficient to result in preventative action, care or intervention, regardless of any consequential professional diagnosis or treatment. His book will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.
As both a retired teacher and retired United States Marine, I find Assassination Generation thought provoking. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? The book details how those gruesome mass killings we know all too well Columbine, Sandy Hook, the mass murderer in Isla Vista, etc. Studies have shown that the young brain changes as a result of playing these games. He is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression, the roots of violence, and violent crime. Grossman argues that the techniques used by armies to train soldiers to kill are mirrored in certain types of video games. And some of the most atrocious games give more points for head shots and reward violence against women.
Dave Grossman and Kristine Paulsen with Katie Miserany. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, casually savage behavior can warp the mind - with potentially deadly results. The scientific literature about violence, delinquency, etc, etc, doesn't even qualify playing video games as a risk factor to engage in those kind of behaviors. A young person's obsession with video games that teach how to kill. I haven't read this because over the years I've read hundreds of scientific articles about violence and video games and I seriously doubt I'll learn something new. I'm so aghast at the frequency of these shootings -- acts of extreme violence that have never occurred in the history of humanity. Maybe write a follow up book about how gangsta rap spread an epidemic of mass murders?? Let's take a moment of silence for this amazing book description.
Grossman's first book, ''On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society'' is an analysis of the physiological processes involved with killing another human being. Really difficult to take seriously. I cannot express just how amazing this book is. As both a retired teacher and retired United States Marine, I find Assassination Generation thought provoking. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killingrevealed that most of us are t natural born killers - and who has spent decades training soldiers, police, and others who keep us secure to overcome the intrinsic human resistance to harming others and to use firearms responsibly when necessary - turns a laser focus on the threat posed to our society by violent video games. That being said, the book felt a bit repetitive maybe due to all the research included? Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col.