Assassination generation : video games, aggression, and the psychology of killing
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New York : Little Brown and Company, 2016.
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Shirlington - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
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Book
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First edition.
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264 pages ; 22 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
9780316265935, 0316265934

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-251) and index.
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The author of the landmark work On Killing reveals how violent video games have ushered in a new era of mass homicide--and what we must do about it. Paducah, Kentucky, 1997: a 14-year-old boy shoots eight students in a prayer circle at his school. Littleton, Colorado, 1999: two high school seniors kill a teacher, twelve other students, and then themselves. Utoya, Norway, 2011: a political extremist shoots and kills sixty-nine participants in a youth summer camp. Newtown, Connecticut, 2012: a troubled 20-year-old man kills 20 children and six adults at the elementary school he once attended. What links these and other horrific acts of mass murder? A young person's obsession with video games that teach how to kill. Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killing revealed that most of us are not "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. Drawing on crime statistics, cutting-edge social research, and scientific studies of the teenage brain, Col. Grossman shows how video games that depict antisocial, misanthropic, and casually savage behavior can warp the mind--with potentially deadly results. This book will kickstart a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.--Adapted from dust jacket.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Grossman, D., Paulsen, K., & Miserany, K. (2016). Assassination generation: video games, aggression, and the psychology of killing (First edition.). Little Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grossman, Dave, Kristine, Paulsen and Katie Miserany. 2016. Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing. New York: Little Brown and Company.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grossman, Dave, Kristine, Paulsen and Katie Miserany. Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing New York: Little Brown and Company, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Grossman, Dave,, Kristine Paulsen, and Katie Miserany. Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing First edition., Little Brown and Company, 2016.

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