Video Games and Violence

Researchers Delve Into Data on Video Games and Aggression in Kids

A large data analysis shows only minimal impact of violent video games on aggressive behavior, but scientists say they need better measures to confirm those findings… More

  • Research reveals unequivocal evidence that exposure to media violence increases the likelihood of aggressive and violent behavior in both immediate and long-term contexts... More

    Does Onscreen Violence Beget Real-World Violence?

    Research reveals unequivocal evidence that exposure to media violence increases the likelihood of aggressive and violent behavior in both immediate and long-term contexts... More

  • Many people speculate that individuals with autism spectrum disorder may be more susceptible to emotionally arousing content found in violent video games, but research suggests the opposite... More

    Video Game Violence Doesn’t Boost Aggression Among Adults with Autism

    Many people speculate that individuals with autism spectrum disorder may be more susceptible to emotionally arousing content found in violent video games, but research suggests the opposite... More

  • Denying people the opportunity to engage in stealing, cheating, and other taboo behaviors may lead them to seek out violent video games as a way of managing their frustration... More

    Frustration May Increase Attraction to Violent Video Games

    Denying people the opportunity to engage in stealing, cheating, and other taboo behaviors may lead them to seek out violent video games as a way of managing their frustration... More

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