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2005-08-20 09:50:00

Review of studies finds strong short-term effects, especially in boys Violent video games with protagonists that hunt, maim and kill are linked to at least short-term aggressive behaviors in children, according to the first large-scale review of studies on the subject. While the effects of these highly realistic games over the longer term remain unclear, the impact on kids' attitudes toward violence is worrisome, researchers say. "Children and adolescents are becoming desensitized to this...

2005-08-19 15:32:05

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most studies done on violence and video games support the conclusion that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior in children and adolescents, especially boys, researchers said on Friday. An analysis of 20 years of research shows the effects can be both immediate and long-lasting. "The majority of the studies would suggest there are effects," said Jessica Nicoll of Saint Leo University in Saint Leo,...

2005-08-19 14:48:56

WASHINGTON "“ 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. According to researchers Jessica Nicoll, B.A., and Kevin M. Kieffer, Ph.D., of Saint Leo University, youth who played violent video games for a short time experienced an...

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2005-08-13 10:20:00

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Results from the first long-term study of online videogame playing may be surprising. Contrary to popular opinion and most previous research, the new study found that players' "robust exposure" to a highly violent online game did not cause any substantial real-world aggression. After an average playtime of 56 hours over the course of a month with "Asheron's Call 2," a popular MMRPG, or "massively multi-layer online role-playing game," researchers found "no strong effects...


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