Violent Video Games Don’t Make Us Less Caring

TIME:

Do violent video games make people more callous and less likely to help others? The latest study suggests not— but it likely won’t be the last word.

Dozens of other studies, however, have shown more aggression and less caring behavior following game play. Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State who led a 2010 review of the research involving nearly 70,000 participants said, “I think the field is not really divided. It is like global warming. 95% of scientists believe [videogames can cause violence and reduce empathy], and a vocal minority do not.”

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