Category - Teen
And more violent games, such as call of duty or grand theft auto, are among the most popular. All this has led adults to worry that violent games are making teens act violently in real life. The past 20 years have brought a plethora of studies on violent video games and how they affect teens. Here are some of the results from some of the studies (1) violent media, including video games, can increase thoughts of violence in teenagers. there was insufficient research on whether violent video games cause lethal violence. Studies have also shown that video game use is associated with a decrease in empathy and other socially desirable behavior. A component of the association, the apas division for media psychology and technology, was much more dismissive of any causal link. The findings are pretty good evidence that violent video games do cause aggressive behavior, says l. Rowell huesmann, phd, director of the research center for group dynamics at the university of. The simple truth is that playing violent video games will cause an increase in the likelihood that a child will become more violent, aggressive and a potential bully whether they come from a professional family in a comfortable suburbs or from a family scraping to make ends meet in a trailer park or urban hood. A pair of researchers with the university of oxford and cardiff university has conducted a study aimed at determining whether playing violent games cause young people to become more aggressive. after the 2013 meetings wrapped, the white house called on research on the effect of media and video games on gun violence but nothing substantial came out of that.