Video Game Violence Research Paper

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Violence in video games have been proven to cause aggression and violence. The APA (American Psychological Association) proved that videogames have caused many high profile tragedies. Sarah Caspari states in her website, Does Virtual Violence Provoke Real Rage? Yes and No, “ video game violence has been brought into the analysis of several high-profile tragedies, like the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado” (Caspari). The APA also asked the video game industry to minimize the violence found in games by making parental controls available on these video games and urged the Entertainment Software Rating Board to pay more attention to violence in video games and review its rating system. Sarah Caspari states that the accumulation of the risk factor of violent…show more content…
Ferguson, states "There's no consistency in the aggression literature, and my impression is that at this point it is not strong enough to draw any kind of causal, or even really correlational links between video game violence and aggression, no matter how weakly we may define aggression,” (Kain). Moreover, determining why somebody carries out a violent act like a school shooting can be very complex. Mental-health issues are almost always present and more than half of mass shooters over the last 30 years had mental-health problems.
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