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2016
Springer

Long-Term Effects of Computerized Simulations in Protracted Conflicts: The Case of Global Conflicts

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Long-Term Effects of Computerized Simulations in Protracted Conflicts: The Case of Global Conflicts
This article presents an experimental study examining the short term and long term effects of Global Conflicts on attitude change towards the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. Global Conflicts is a role-playing computer game simulating this conflict. 180 undergraduate students from Israel and Palestine participating in the study were divided into game intervention and no-game controls. The participants were required to fill in questionnaires measuring attitudes regarding long lasting historical issues in the conflict (i.e., Jerusalem, refugees, settlements, borders, security and water) immediately before and after the game intervention and 12 months following this intervention. Results suggested that all participants held ethnocentric and stereotypic attitudes toward the conflict before the game intervention. In addition, participants playing the game shifted towards a more balanced perspective, being able to look at the conflict from both points of view immediately after the game interven...
Ronit Kampf
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Updated 08 Apr 2016
Type Journal
Year 2016
Where PERSUASIVE
Authors Ronit Kampf
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