Joseph Bernstein

Study: shooters about terrorism intensify negative stereotypes about Arabs, even when there are no Arabs in the game
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Study: shooters about terrorism intensify negative stereotypes about Arabs, even when there are no Arabs in the game

That's the conclusion reached by a University of Michigan study published in the January issue of Psychology of Violence: [Researchers] Saleem and Anderson recruited 204 participants, randomly assigning them to play one of three video games for 30 minutes. Two of the games were versions of "Counter-Strike," one with Arab terrorists and the other with Russian terrorists. The third ...