Nic Matthews, PhD Candidate, Department of Telecommunications, Media School
Human conflict and cooperation—although markedly different—can emerge from similar contexts. The current talk discusses how two branches of research seek to identify and understand the triggers that crystallize these opposing outcomes. One branch observes individual differences that influence aggression-related outcomes following violent video game play. The other branch investigates the reciprocal relationship between one’s moral cognition and the morally laden messages present in games.