Cognitive Perspective In Psychology

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When one considers the potential link between the interaction of video games and the result of aggression, it is possible to find oneself looking at a variety of psychological perspectives. After much thought on the prompt given, I have concluded I will proceed to express this connection using the cognitive standpoint. In this viewpoint, one would reflect on the progression by which knowledge is acquired (Nevid, 2015, pp. 10-11). Thus, this method is one that would emphasize the mind’s ability to “process, store, retrieve, and manipulate information (Nevid, 2015, p. 10).” According to the text, the cognitive perspective is “an approach to the study of psychology that focuses on the processes by which we acquire knowledge (Nevid, 2015, p. 10). …show more content…

Again, the Word tells us that we will reap that which we sow, consequently, if we are sowing aggression, it is that which we shall reap. Accordingly, Job 4:8 states, “Even as I have seen, they that plow iniquity, and sow wickedness, reap the same (KJV).” After many hours of play, it is likely that this learned behavior which has been sown, will spill over into the real life situations of the player. Therefore, the reaping of the effects of the game begin to show as the retrieval of emotional responses experienced during play appear in ordinary life. In the mind of a gamer, the process of frustration to aggression is likely to escalate more quickly, seeming more intense than it would for an individual who has not taken on this learned behavior. According to an article on, Dr. Vic Strasburger of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine is quoted as saying that one of the four factors that apply to school shooters he has treated is, “…They play violent video games (Albanese, 2015).” In this I feel that he perceives a link between video games and

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