Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
October 2003 |Vol. 16, No. 5

SCIENCE BRIEFS

Violent Video Games: Myths, Facts, and Unanswered Questions

By Craig A. Anderson, PhD

Studies provide converging evidence that exposure to media violence is a significant risk factor for aggressive and violent behavior.

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