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How much scientific evidence is there for and against the assertion that exposure to video game violence can harm teens?
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.
How depressed young people are strongly predicts how aggressive and violent they may be or may become.
Weekend survey also finds majority say government should be able to ban sales, rentals to minors WASHINGTON, Nov.
The Supreme Court appeared divided on Tuesday over a California ban on the sale or rental of ultra-violent video games to minors.
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.
Violent video games may increase aggression and hostility in some players, but scientists say that players can also benefit from visual/spatial skills and social-networking abilities that the games provide.
Bad effects depend on certain personality traits; games can offer learning opportunities for others.
On Monday, the Supreme Court said it would determine whether a California law banning the sale and rental of violent video games to minors violated constitutional free-speech rights.
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