The school shooting/violent video game link: causal relationship or moral panic?

@inproceedings{Ferguson2008TheSS,
  title={The school shooting/violent video game link: causal relationship or moral panic?},
  author={Christopher J. Ferguson},
  year={2008}
}
  • Christopher J. Ferguson
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • In the last 10 years, following the incidence of serious acts of school violence—particularly multiple homicides on school campuses—much attention has focused on the potential causal role of violent video game exposure. Some scholars have attempted to draw links between laboratory and correlational research on video game playing and school shooting incidents. This paper argues that such claims are faulty and fail to acknowledge the significant methodological and constructional divides between… CONTINUE READING

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