The effects of violent video games on adolescents The overlooked influence of development

  title={The effects of violent video games on adolescents The overlooked influence of development},
  author={Steven J. Kirsh},
Recent acts of extreme violence involving teens and associated links to violent video games have led to an increased interest in video game violence. Research suggests that violent video games influence aggressive behavior, aggressive affect, aggressive cognition, and physiological arousal. Anderson and Bushman [Annu. Rev. Psychol. 53 (2002) 27.] have posited a General Aggression Model (GAM) to explain the mechanism behind the link between violent video games and aggressive behavior. However… CONTINUE READING
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