Latest Video game behavioral effects Stories
Scientists have known for years that playing violent video games causes players to become more aggressive.
Douglas Gentile is painfully aware of how research on the effects of video games on kids is often oversimplified to say that games are either "good" or "bad."
BOSTON, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's exposure to violent video games over time can impact their ability to develop empathy and sympathy for others, according to a new study written by Simmons College Communications Professor Edward T. Vieira, Jr., Ph.D.
An overwhelming number of kids from the age of 8 to 16â€”more than 90%, in factâ€”play video games in the United States.
Playing a violent video game can increase aggression, and when a player keeps thinking about the game, the potential for aggression can last for as long as 24 hours.
A new study analyzing 130 research reports on more than 130,000 subjects worldwide proves conclusively that exposure to violent video games makes more aggressive, less caring kids -- regardless of their age, sex or culture.
Some video games can make children kinder and more likely to help â€” not hurt â€” other people.
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.
Violent video games can increase aggressive behavior in children and adolescents, both in the short- and long-term, according to an empirical review of the last 20 years of research. These findings are presented at the 113th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.