Do Violent Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior?

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Do Violent Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior?
Samantha Remesz
Saginaw Valley State University

Abstract
This paper explores violent video games and their affects on people’s behavior and emotions. An experimental study was done by Smith, Lachlan, and Tamborini and is investigated further. The researchers wanted to examine people’s behavior after playing violent video games as well as nonviolent video games and compare the differences of the two. The study observes boys and girls as well as a range of ages and ethnicity for a nonbiased experiment. We also study the results and possible solutions of this experiment. Beliefs of violent video games negatively affecting young children and teens are explored. This paper mostly focuses on the relation between violent video games and aggressive behavior and what positive and negative affects it holds. The articles that I reviewed all suggest that violent video games can be good if played at the right time and for the right amount of time. This statement raises awareness for parents and what they should be doing specifically for their children.

Do Violent Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior?
As young children, most of us grew up playing some sort of video game. For many families, video games were a way of distracting your children for your own selfish needs such as taking a quick nap or watching a show that you had recorded the week before, but no matter what the reason, the majority of children…
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