Violent video games and real-world violence: Rhetoric versus data.

  title={Violent video games and real-world violence: Rhetoric versus data.},
  author={P. Markey and C. Markey and Juliana E French},
  journal={Psychology of popular media culture},
  • P. Markey, C. Markey, Juliana E French
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of popular media culture
  • Laboratory and correlational studies often find a link between violent video games and minor or benign forms of aggressive behaviors (e.g., exposing an opponent to an unpleasant noise). Based on these studies, the media, lawmakers, and researchers often imply a link between violent video games and violent criminal behavior. Using a similar methodology employed by researchers to examine predictors of severe violent behaviors (Anderson et al., Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 73: 1213… CONTINUE READING
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