Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing, Dave Grossman
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Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing

Author: Dave Grossman, Kristine Paulsen, Katie Miserany

Narrator: Dave Grossman

Unabridged: 7 hr 34 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 11/15/2016

Genre: Social Science - Violence In Society

Includes: Bonus PDF

Synopsis

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 audiobook 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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