Title

Do Video Games Effect Heart Rate?

Date

5-29-2014 2:00 PM

End Time

29-5-2014 4:00 PM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Psychology

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 2

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Dr. Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

It was hypothesized that violent video games would be more likely to have an effect on heart rate; than non-violent video games. Participants included 25 males and 25 females with a mean age of 23.09 years (SD=5.87). Participants were assigned to all three conditions. Heart rate was measured pre-condition and participants spent 5 minutes playing: Counterstrike; or Sim City 2000; participants also watched the violent Counterstrike condition and no direct assignment; with heart rate assessed again at the end of each condition. The results indicate differences between conditions and show that the violent video game condition does influence heart rate.

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May 29th, 2:00 PM May 29th, 4:00 PM

Do Video Games Effect Heart Rate?

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

It was hypothesized that violent video games would be more likely to have an effect on heart rate; than non-violent video games. Participants included 25 males and 25 females with a mean age of 23.09 years (SD=5.87). Participants were assigned to all three conditions. Heart rate was measured pre-condition and participants spent 5 minutes playing: Counterstrike; or Sim City 2000; participants also watched the violent Counterstrike condition and no direct assignment; with heart rate assessed again at the end of each condition. The results indicate differences between conditions and show that the violent video game condition does influence heart rate.