Empathy and Violent Video Games: Aggression and Prosocial Behavior

  • Christian Happ
  • André Melzer

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Cyberpsychology book series (PASCY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Christian Happ, André Melzer
    Pages 15-29
  3. Christian Happ, André Melzer
    Pages 30-44
  4. Christian Happ, André Melzer
    Pages 45-56
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 57-78

About this book


Through three empirical studies, this book explores the mechanisms behind moderating functions of empathy in violent video games, revealing new insights that will inform the ongoing debates about the effects violent media content.


Empathy Video Games Aggression Context Factors violence media prosocial behaviour aggression behavior empathy video

Authors and affiliations

  • Christian Happ
    • 1
  • André Melzer
    • 2
  1. 1.University of TrierGermany
  2. 2.University of LuxembourgLuxembourg

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