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Cyberpsychol Behav. 2008 Apr;11(2):157-61. doi: 10.1089/cpb.2007.0026.

Do aggressive people play violent computer games in a more aggressive way? Individual difference and idiosyncratic game-playing experience.

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  • 1Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824, USA. pengwei@msu.edu

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ABSTRACT This study investigates whether individual difference influences idiosyncratic experience of game playing. In particular, we examine the relationship between the game player's physical-aggressive personality and the aggressiveness of the player's game playing in violence-oriented video games. Screen video stream of 40 individual participants' game playing was captured and content analyzed. Participants' physical aggression was measured before the game play. The results suggest that people with more physical-aggressive personality engage in a more aggressive style of playing, after controlling the differences of gender and previous gaming experience. Implications of these findings and direction for future studies are discussed.

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