This page will include those times where Call of Duty goes deep into psychology. Millions of people play this game everyday from all around the world.
Being a very intense game, emotions are always high and low, and there are always times where psychology can make one sit back and analyze those annoying little 6th grade noobs! Even if you dont like xbox, the variety of personalities can make a student go crazy with all the pure examples and situations of pychology.

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Chapter 12: Personality


Ego Defense Mechanisms:
  • When you're playing Call of Duty... The kid in denial will insist that he doesnt play the game a lot, when he has 6 days of playing time. (anything over 4 days of playing time is crazy!!) ...You're not good, you just play the game too much.
  • When you're playing Call of Duty... The kid who can't get a kill will begin crying and whinning at the tv like a little baby, because of Regression.
  • When you're playing Call of Duty... You keep getting killed and you are doing terrible, just when you shout at the tv your mom calls you for dinner, to which you reply "MOM IM COMING!!!" She then picks up your attitude and starts yelling at your sister because she started eating already. This is a perfect example of Displacement.
  • When you're playing Call of Duty... There is a noob running around doing absolutly nothing for his team, then when he looses he complains that his team sucks. If you know what projection is, then you might find this to be entertaining.
  • When you're playing Call of Duty... And you seam to be getting mad because of all the times you are dying, so you use sublimination, and take out your angry by beating some kid in Madden.
  • When you're playing Call of Duty... Your friend that you are playing with just can't get a kill, thus making him scream at the top of his lungs "I hate this !@#$%^& game!" But we all know he plays this game every day and he's obviously addicted to it, that makes his outburst a classic case of reaction formation.
  • When you're playing Call of Duty... You would be a victum of rationalization if your mom argues that you play that stupid game to much, and you try to explain to her that everyone is playing and you can't leave.


Internal or External Locus of Control?
  • When you're playing Call of Duty... Your team keeps loosing matches and you realize that you keep messing up and apologize to your friends and explain how you keep making bad decisions. Because you are putting the blame on yourself, you would be demonstrating an internal locus of control.
  • When you're playing Call of Duty... While your team is getting demolished, you use excuses such as; "My xbox was lagging" or "My guy wont shoot as fast as the other teams' guns. Now you are putting the blame on anything but yourself and showing an example of an external locus of control.


ID Ego & Superego:
  • When you're playing Call of Duty... When there's always that tough decision between xbox or homework, your ID will be the side of you wanting to play Call of duty all night and not even think about homework. While on the other hand, your superego will want you to do all your homework and not play xbox. But in the end your ego will consider both choices and make the decision to play a little bit of Call of Duty and then start the homework.

Disorders and Therapies
  • When you're playing call of duty, you're player may show signs of antisocial personlity disorder, because you have no remorse for killing your opponents and sometimes even your own teammates.
  • When you're playing call of duty, you might show signs of generalized anxiety disorder when you have your nuke killstreak on because you
  • When you're playing call of duty, a person who has catatonic Schizophrenia may remain in the position of playing call of duty even when they are no longer playing because people with catatonic schizophrenia can remain motionless for hours, holding a statue like posture for no reason at all.


Social Psychology

  • When you're playing Call of Duty, when you are on a team of players who are fighting against another team, your team can experience social facilitation which would cause your team to perform much better than if you were fighting by yourself.
  • When you're playing Call of Duty, if you are playing with someone who is doing extremely well on your team, some of your teammates could experience social loafing. Because your team is doing so well as a result of these top performers, the slackers would just sit back and do nothing.
  • When you're playing Call of Duty, people generally have a self-serving bias because they try to make themselves seem better to those they are playing against. When they win, they would brag about how much better they are than others and talk bad about them. However, when they lose, they make an excuse for their loss such as their teammates didn't help them, the opponents cheated, or the server lagged.
  • When you are playing Call of Duty there are frequent moments when a scapegoat is used. Whether it is blaming someone for your wrongful or untimely death, or blaming someone else for your mistake of kill stealing.
  • When you are playing call of duty, mutual interdependence plays a vital role in the cohesiveness of the randomized teams. The teams can include random players from all over the world so people who are enemies in real life will work together to kill the most people on the other team. Also you could play one game against some one who killed you five time and the next game share a team so for the good of the group as a whole you will follow mutual interdependence to work together for the common goal.