Effects of Violent-Video-Game Exposure on Aggressive Behavior, Aggressive-Thought Accessibility, and Aggressive Affect Among Adults With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder

@article{Engelhardt2015EffectsOV,
  title={Effects of Violent-Video-Game Exposure on Aggressive Behavior, Aggressive-Thought Accessibility, and Aggressive Affect Among Adults With and Without Autism Spectrum Disorder},
  author={Christopher R. Engelhardt and Micah O. Mazurek and Joseph Hilgard and Jeffrey N. Rouder and Bruce D. Bartholow},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={26},
  pages={1187 - 1200}
}
  • Christopher R. Engelhardt, Micah O. Mazurek, +2 authors Bruce D. Bartholow
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychological Science
  • Recent mass shootings have prompted the idea among some members of the public that exposure to violent video games can have a pronounced effect on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Empirical evidence for or against this claim has been missing, however. To address this issue, we assigned adults with and without ASD to play a violent or nonviolent version of a customized first-person shooter video game. After they played the game, we assessed three aggression-related outcome… CONTINUE READING

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