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GAME OVER: APA Confirms Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Aggression

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By Cheri Roberts of Challenging the Rhetoric and Cheri Speak 

A new report from the American Psychological Association (APA)  Task Force on Violent Media confirms playing violent video games is not psychologically healthy. The report states,

The research demonstrates a consistent relation between violent video game use and increases in aggressive behavior, aggressive cognitions and aggressive affect, and decreases in prosocial behavior, empathy and sensitivity to aggression.”

Mark Appelbaum, PhD, a task force chair says,

Scientists have investigated the use of violent video games for more than two decades but to date, there is very limited research addressing whether violent video games cause people to commit acts of criminal violence. However, the link between violence in video games and increased aggression in players is one of the most studied and best established in the field.”

The study did not include outcome comparisons between boys…

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