Video Games and Violence

Study Finds No Evidence That More Violent, Difficult Video Games Spur Aggression

Some of the most popular video games feature violence of some kind — psychological scientists are investigating whether violent in-game behavior actually impacts real-world behavior. More

  • Differing conclusions on the link between video games and aggression may come down to how research teams interpret and report their statistical analyses, rather than the underlying data. More

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    More Common Ground Than Conflict in Video Game Data

    Differing conclusions on the link between video games and aggression may come down to how research teams interpret and report their statistical analyses, rather than the underlying data. More

  • 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

    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

  • 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

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