Does Violent Video Games Cause Violent Behavior?

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Does Violent Video Games Cause Agressive Behavior in Teens?
Ryan Bia
Arizona State University Abstract Violence is ubiquitous in today’s modern society and we are constantly exposed to it through the media, movies and through video games. It is not uncommon to go visit a home in the United States and find a video game console in the home along with mature video games. Video games started off just as entertainment that had meager violence but as time progressed the graphics have improved and the genre has expanded. There is a range of video games that are available to the public and some video games are educational and actually improve cognitive activity. But there are also video games that are very violent and are controversial. The question is “Does violent video games cause violent/aggressive behavior in today’s teens?”

Does Violent Video Games Cause Aggressive Behavior in Teens? Numerous studies have been done on whether violent video games affect an individual to become more aggressive and mentally unstable. Violence is ubiquitous in today’s modern society and we are constantly exposed to violence through the media, movies and video games. Video games have been around since the 1970’s when Atari first introduced the game called Pong. Pong was a simple and non-violent game that caused no major concern from the public. Then in the 1980’s there was some controversy when Pac –man was released because of the violence. Then in the 1990’s the graphics

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