Video games and aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behavior in the laboratory and in life.

  title={Video games and aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behavior in the laboratory and in life.},
  author={Craig A. Anderson and Karen E. Dill},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={78 4},
Two studies examined violent video game effects on aggression-related variables. Study 1 found that real-life violent video game play was positively related to aggressive behavior and delinquency. The relation was stronger for individuals who are characteristically aggressive and for men. Academic achievement was negatively related to overall amount of time spent playing video games. In Study 2, laboratory exposure to a graphically violent video game increased aggressive thoughts and behavior… Expand
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