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2010-10-19 10:35:00

Repeated exposure to violent television programs and video games can make teenage boys behave more aggressively, according to a new study published online today in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. According to a press release, Dr. Jordan Grafman and colleagues at the National Institutes of Health's (NIH) National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recruited 22 14- to 17-year-olds and showed each of them a series of violent clips. The footage used was...

2010-06-07 20:07:10

Bad effects depend on certain personality traits; games can offer learning opportunities for others Playing violent video games can make some adolescents more hostile, particularly those who are less agreeable, less conscientious and easily angered. But for others, it may offer opportunities to learn new skills and improve social networking. In a special issue of the journal Review of General Psychology, published in June by the American Psychological Association, researchers looked at...

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...

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2008-11-05 14:02:23

New research published in Pediatrics shows young people exposed to violent media are more likely to lash out violently themselves. Dr. Michele L. Ybarra of Internet Solutions for Kids in Santa Ana, California and colleagues said the findings add to the growing evidence that violence in the media is related to aggressive behavior, including seriously violent behavior among youths. "Reduction in youths' exposure to violent media should be viewed as an important aspect of violence prevention,"...

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2008-11-03 16:30:00

A new study has found a link between simulated violence portrayed on video games and aggressive behavior of children. In the U.S., as much as 90 percent of children ages 8 to 16 play video games for 13 hours a week or more. Now, in a study appearing in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics, researchers set out to determine whether video games caused children to become aggressive or if aggressive children were simply drawn to violent games. Many studies have linked violence in TV shows...

2008-08-05 06:00:29

By Greg Toppo Researchers know what your tween saw last summer: savage beatings, severed heads, murder, rape and torture. In a study released Monday in the journal Pediatrics, researchers from Dartmouth Medical School estimate more than 2.5 million children ages 10 to 14 watch the typical violent, R-rated movie. A few movies, such as Blade, Hollow Man and Bride of Chucky, claim what researchers say are huge child audiences -- as many as 7.8 million, including an estimated 1...

2006-04-07 11:37:59

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - After playing a violent video game, young men are more likely to think it's OK to smoke marijuana and drink alcohol, raising the possibility that exposure to violent media could negatively affect health-related behavior. "Parents have been told the message that violent video games and violent media in general can influence the likelihood that their kids will be aggressive," Dr. Sonya S. Brady, now at the University of California, San...

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,...

2005-06-09 16:52:57

INDIANAPOLIS "“ Our brains hold many of the mysteries of who we are and why we do what we do. Unlocking the mystery of how exposure to violent media affects our brains is the focus of Indiana University School of Medicine research published in the May/June issue of the Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography. Investigators, led by Vincent P. Mathews, M.D., professor of radiology, concluded that media violence exposure may be associated with alterations in brain function whether or not...


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