The Racing-Game Effect: Why Do Video Racing Games Increase Risk-Taking Inclinations?

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Fischer, Peter; Greitemeyer, Tobias; Morton, Thomas; Kastenmüller, Andreas; Postmes, Tom; Frey, Dieter; Kubitzki, Jörg; Odenwälder, Jörg;
(2009)
  • Publisher: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1177/0146167209339628
  • Subject: Psychologie und Pädagogik
    • ddc: ddc:150
    mesheuropmc: human activities

The present studies investigated why video racing games increase players’ risk-taking inclinations. Four studies reveal that playing video racing games increases risk taking in a subsequent simulated road traffic situation, as well as risk-promoting cognitions and emoti... View more
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