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Assassination Generation : Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing
by Dave Grossman and Kristine Paulsen and Katie Miserany


Overview - The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller 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.
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Overview
The author of the 400,000-copy bestseller 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 to kill.
Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, who in his perennial bestseller On Killingrevealed 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, casually savage behavior can warp the mind - with potentially deadly results. His book will become the focus of a new national conversation about video games and the epidemic of mass murders that they have unleashed.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780316265935
  • ISBN-10: 0316265934
  • Publisher: Little Brown and Company
  • Publish Date: November 2016
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


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