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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Dave Grossman , Kristine Paulsen , Katie Miserany
Narrator: Dave Grossman
Genres: Non-Fiction, Social Science
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Published In: November 2016
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 30 minutes
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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 Killing "revealed 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Grossman, Dave

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. Col. Grossman is a West Point psychology professor, Professor of Military Science, and an Army Ranger who specializes in the study of combat human factors. In this new field Col. Grossman has made revolutionary new contributions to our understanding of killing in war, the psychological costs of war, the root causes of the current "virus" of violent crime that is raging around the wo