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2014-05-07 09:36:52

Session at Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting to focus on reducing aggression and violence in video games and media Research has demonstrated a link between screen violence and real-world aggression, both in traditional media like violent movies and in newer media including first-person shooter games. Minimizing exposure to virtual violence will not completely eliminate acts of aggression, but it is an important strategy to investigate, according to experts presenting a session on...

2014-04-01 14:12:31

Parents may not always see it, but efforts to limit their children’s screen time can make a difference. A new study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, found children get more sleep, do better in school, behave better and see other health benefits when parents limit content and the amount of time their children spend on the computer or in front of the TV. Douglas Gentile, lead author and an associate professor of psychology at Iowa State, says the effect is not immediate and that makes it...

2011-05-25 22:07:26

Scientists have known for years that playing violent video games causes players to become more aggressive.  The findings of a new University of Missouri (MU) study provide one explanation for why this occurs: the brains of violent video game players become less responsive to violence, and this diminished brain response predicts an increase in aggression. "Many researchers have believed that becoming desensitized to violence leads to increased human aggression. Until our study, however,...

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2011-04-21 11:47:26

How much scientific evidence is there for and against the assertion that exposure to video game violence can harm teens? Three researchers have developed a novel method to consider that question: they analyzed the research output of experts who filed a brief in a U.S. Supreme Court case involving violent video games and teens. Their conclusion? Experts who say violent video games are harmful to teens have published much more evidence supporting their claims than have experts on the other side...

2009-06-02 10:57:59

With children having easier access to media and a wider variety of content, the possible negative influence on health issues such as sex, drugs, obesity and eating disorders is increased, and warrants monitoring usage and limiting access if necessary, according to a commentary in the June 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on child and adolescent health.Victor C. Strasburger, M.D., of the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, presented the commentary at a JAMA media briefing...

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2009-04-07 14:16:50

A team of Oregon State University researchers has successfully implemented a classroom-based intervention that reduces the amount of violent TV that children watch. According to the researchers, whose findings will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, the result was an 18 percent reduction in violent TV viewing among first- through fourth-grade children. That reduction was maintained eight months after concluding the intervention....

2009-02-20 10:55:50

Violent video games and movies make people numb to the pain and suffering of others, according to a research report published in the March 2009 issue of Psychological Science.The report details the findings of two studies conducted by University of Michigan professor Brad Bushman and Iowa State University professor Craig Anderson.The studies fill an important research gap in the literature on the impact of violent media. In earlier work, Bushman and Anderson demonstrated that exposure to...

2008-11-21 15:36:53

A U.S. study provides new evidence that violent media does indeed impact adolescent behavior, a researcher said. Lead author Paul Boxer of Rutgers University said the findings show that even when other factors are considered, such as academic skills, community violence or emotional problems, childhood and adolescent violent media preferences contributed significantly to the prediction of violence and general aggression. Although a relationship between media violence and violent behavior has...

2008-06-18 00:00:00

I agree with John Jones (letter, June 7) when he says that continuous media violence must have an effect on us, because the media itself is known to have a profound effect on us, and violence is promoted daily either as real life or as entertainment. Who is it who insists on such a deadening and dispiriting over- emphasis on it, and constantly trying to associate it one way or another, with sex? Do we, the public, demand it? Or are the producers who fight their way into power also those...

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2007-04-04 13:25:00

AMES, Iowa -- New research by Iowa State University psychologists provides more concrete evidence of the adverse effects of violent video game exposure on the behavior of children and adolescents. ISU Distinguished Professor of Psychology Craig Anderson, Assistant Professor of Psychology Douglas Gentile, and doctoral student Katherine Buckley share the results of three new studies in their book, "Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents" (Oxford University Press, 2007). It is...


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