Different PEGI age labels and their effect on aggressive affect, aggressive cognition and arousal

Duuren, David van (2010) Different PEGI age labels and their effect on aggressive affect, aggressive cognition and arousal.

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Abstract:This study investigated the effects of three different Pan European Game Information (PEGI) age labels on aggression. These three different age labels, 3+, 12+ and 18+, were a reflection of three different degrees of violence. Based on the General Aggression Model (GAM), aggressive affect, aggressive cognition and arousal were measured by means of an experiment. The results show that aggressive affect increased after playing 18+ labeled video games, which was in line with the GAM. Aggressive cognition decreased after playing 18+ labeled video games, which contradicted the GAM. For arousal, no effect was found. However, the arousal measurement turned out not to be a valid reflection of arousal in the GAM. Since no comparison between PEGI and other video game content rating systems has taken place and since there is uncertainty about the effect of violent video games on aggressive behavior in general, it is not possible to draw any conclusions about the academic value of PEGI.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/60450
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