Emiliano Soria Echevarría

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Research Shows No Link Between Video Game Violence And Real-World Violence

In September, researchers at Villanova University and Rutgers University published the results of an in-depth study that suggested violent video games do not lead to increases in real-world violent behavior. Now, a pair of follow-up studies from Stetson University researcher Christopher Ferguson …

Claims that 'video games lead to violence' lead to violence

A recent study reveals that knee-jerk scaremongering by the media that video games lead to violent behaviour actually causes violent behaviour among gamers<p>The recent release of Grand Theft Auto 5 and the discovery that the Washington Navy Yard gunman was "obsessed with violent video games" has led …

Aggression from video games 'linked to incompetence'

<b>Feelings of aggression after playing video games are more likely to be linked to gameplay mechanics rather than violent content, a study suggests.</b><p>Researchers carried out a range of tests, including making a non-violent version of popular game Half-Life 2.<p>Games modified to have counter-intuitive, …

Psychology

Video games and violence: a parents' guide

Parents face an onslaught of complex demands from children who play games, but there are some simple rules to limit their exposure to violence<p>Video games offer experiences that reflect and draw from the full gamut of human experience. However, as with blockbuster films, many of the most popular …

Do violent video games actually reduce real-world crime?

Researchers have been searching for a link between playing video games and acts of real world violence for decades, without much success.<p>But what if games help to actually reduce violent crime?<p>Researchers at Villanova University and Rutgers University have published a study comparing sales of …