The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: A Meta-analytic Review of Positive and Negative Effects of Violent Video Games

@article{Ferguson2007TheGT,
  title={The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: A Meta-analytic Review of Positive and Negative Effects of Violent Video Games},
  author={Christopher J. Ferguson},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
  year={2007},
  volume={78},
  pages={309-316}
}
  • C. Ferguson
  • Published 2007
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychiatric Quarterly
Objective Video game violence has become a highly politicized issue for scientists and the general public. There is continuing concern that playing violent video games may increase the risk of aggression in players. Less often discussed is the possibility that playing violent video games may promote certain positive developments, particularly related to visuospatial cognition. The objective of the current article was to conduct a meta-analytic review of studies that examine the impact of… Expand
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