Title: Video games and aggression
Author: Patrick Kierkegaard
Address: Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Nottingham, UK; [now at Department of Computing and Electronic Systems, University of Essex, UK]
Journal: Int. J. of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, 2008 Vol.1, No.4, pp.411 - 417
Abstract: Are violent games harmless? Does violence in video games lead to aggression in the real world? Is there any scientific evidence to support the claims that violent games contribute to aggressive and violent behaviour? This paper evaluates the evidences that purport to show a stronger link between violent games and aggressive behaviour.
Keywords: phobia; risk; anxiety; video games; aggression; violence; violent games; aggressive behaviour; violent behaviour; computer games; real-life violence; real-life aggression.
Available online 14 May 2008