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Can a Video Game Make You Racist? New Study Says Yes. (The hell?)

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Its possible. Those who imitate others like playing a video game while acting out roles that SEEM stereotypical CAN lead to one being more stereotypical which CAN lead to prejudice and then leads to racism.

However the keyword is CAN. Also the study needs to be a case study or longitudinal time studie to see if they still have negative stereotypes after exposure to the game. It's like saying you just watch an Asian guy drive horribly and the test ask you a question related to your opinion about Asian driver immediately afterwards. Obviously you will think of the driving incident first which will cause a retroactive image of Asian drivers.



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t3mporary_126 said:

Its possible. Those who imitate others like playing a video game while acting out roles that SEEM stereotypical CAN lead to one being more stereotypical which CAN lead to prejudice and then leads to racism.

However the keyword is CAN. Also the study needs to be a case study or longitudinal time studie to see if they still have negative stereotypes after exposure to the game. It's like saying you just watch an Asian guy drive horribly and the test ask you a question related to your opinion about Asian driver immediately afterwards. Obviously you will think of the driving incident first which will cause a retroactive image of Asian drivers.

Most psychological lab experiments I'm acquainted with have very small long-term effects, as in they vanish after a week. Odds are that they dissipate quicker, but I usually see some experiments do a post-survey a week later.  I imagine the long terms effects are the same in this experiment.



GameOver22 said:
t3mporary_126 said:

Its possible. Those who imitate others like playing a video game while acting out roles that SEEM stereotypical CAN lead to one being more stereotypical which CAN lead to prejudice and then leads to racism.

However the keyword is CAN. Also the study needs to be a case study or longitudinal time studie to see if they still have negative stereotypes after exposure to the game. It's like saying you just watch an Asian guy drive horribly and the test ask you a question related to your opinion about Asian driver immediately afterwards. Obviously you will think of the driving incident first which will cause a retroactive image of Asian drivers.

Most psychological lab experiments I'm acquainted with have very small long-term effects, as in they vanish after a week. Odds are that they dissipate quicker, but I usually see some experiments do a post-survey a week later.  I imagine the long terms effects are the same in this experiment.


That's good news. This concern that video game can encourage racism is probably supported by another concern - that some people play video games too much and base reality on the video game world. Luckily, very few people are like that. It's probably the same argument that people have with reality TV shows and movies. The only difference in video games is you seem to have a more immersive experience which make video game a bigger target than the former two.



t3mporary_126 said:
GameOver22 said:
t3mporary_126 said:

Its possible. Those who imitate others like playing a video game while acting out roles that SEEM stereotypical CAN lead to one being more stereotypical which CAN lead to prejudice and then leads to racism.

However the keyword is CAN. Also the study needs to be a case study or longitudinal time studie to see if they still have negative stereotypes after exposure to the game. It's like saying you just watch an Asian guy drive horribly and the test ask you a question related to your opinion about Asian driver immediately afterwards. Obviously you will think of the driving incident first which will cause a retroactive image of Asian drivers.

Most psychological lab experiments I'm acquainted with have very small long-term effects, as in they vanish after a week. Odds are that they dissipate quicker, but I usually see some experiments do a post-survey a week later.  I imagine the long terms effects are the same in this experiment.


That's good news. This concern that video game can encourage racism is probably supported by another concern - that some people play video games too much and base reality on the video game world. Luckily, very few people are like that. It's probably the same argument that people have with reality TV shows and movies. The only difference in video games is you seem to have a more immersive experience which make video game a bigger target than the former two.

I think that is the case they would probably make.....that some people play games a whole lot, so the effects might transition to the real world. Interestingly enough, I imagine they could make games lead to less implicit racism by letting people play as blacks who are performing acts that are more community oriented. I don't know what game does this, but they would probably get results.



Movies and other media have been shown to have an affect on someone's attitudes, why should games be any different? Movies, books, music etc are all the same in this regard.



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He's right, I'm very racist to Nintendo fans.



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yeah.... ummm, no. It couldn't be more false. Its also Ohio Sate, so what do you expect? Fuck that school.



 

LiquorandGunFun said:
yeah.... ummm, no. It couldn't be more false. Its also Ohio Sate, so what do you expect? Fuck that school.


Still bitchin' about Urban Meyer?



It's hilarious that people continue to fall for this "Racism" nonsense. The 1% wants to pin whites & blacks against each other so they keep shoving whites are racist in their face so whites begin to hate blacks. Then they broadcast Trayvon Martin cases so blacks will hate whites. Don't fall for the racism and begin to hate because that's what the 1% wants us to do, they want the race war so they can instill marshall law and control us all like slaves.

I'm a black man and I refuse to fall for racist filler articles/shows in the media because I know what the top 1% want us to do to each other. They want us to hate each other and if you hate another race you're falling for what they want you to do.