Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Violent Video Games Can Lead to Aggressive Behavior Among Children

So you think Grand Theft Auto is just a game? Think again.

The American Psychological Association, citing a recent study, says that violence in video games is bad for children's mental health. Research indicates that violent video games increace aggresive thoughts, aggresive acts and anger in children.

The problem is that violent video games often show not ramifications for the violent acts. Research conducted by the American Psychological Association shows that violent behavior without consequences teaches youngsters that violence is an effective means of resolving issues. The statement reads that 73% of the time, violence goes unpunishable in videos.

President of the Entertainment Software Association, Douglas Lowenstein, says that the APA doesn't have credible research and challenges the claim.

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