Brown V. Entertainment Merchants Association: A Psychological Analysis

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Another issue with a lot of studies is the unreliability of some statistics. Studies finding a link between violence and video game playing have been known to be flawed or biased. Findings can also be misinterpreted or bent. This is precisely why the Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association did not really consider the studies. The psychological evidence provided was unpersuasive: “though psychological research is often used in the courtroom in issues relating to child safety, the lack of consistent findings connecting video games to violent behaviour in children helped sway the court against regulation” (Vitelli). The majority opinion stated that studies supporting violence in video games causing aggression have been rejected because they
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