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Violent Video Games

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Does playing video games increase aggressive behavior in children? Both the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics, according to Susan Scutti, take a firm stance against children and teens playing violent video games. Violent video game playing and aggressive behavior are correlated, but not causational. With the use of scientific experiment and random sampling, one can conclude that violent video games do have a significant effect on aggression, but not in the way that we think.
As we’ve learned, the only way to even establish that there is a cause-and-effect relationship between two variables is to conduct a scientific experiment (OpenStax, p. 52). So, this is one way in which I would go about answering this research question of whether or not playing violent video games increases aggressive behavior in children. I already have my hypothesis to be tested which is that violent video games do have a significant effect on aggression or aggressive behavior in children. The independent variable would be the type of video game (violent or nonviolent) viewed by children (the participants of the study). The dependent variable is the number of violent acts displayed by the experimental participants. Manipulations of the independent variable influence changes in the dependent variable (OpenStax, p. 55).
I would have an experimental group and a control group. In which the experimental group gets the experimental manipulation and the control would
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