The effects of violent video games on aggression a meta-analysis

@article{Sherry2001TheEO,
  title={The effects of violent video games on aggression a meta-analysis},
  author={John L. Sherry},
  journal={Human Communication Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={27},
  pages={409-431}
}
Violent content video games such as Mortal Kombat and Doom have become very popular among children and adolescents, causing great concern for parents, teachers, and policy makers. This study cumulates findings across existing empirical research on the effects of violent video games to estimate overall effect size and discern important trends and moderating variables, Results suggest there is a smaller effect of violent video games on aggression than has been found with television violence on… Expand

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