Title: Video games and aggression

Authors: Patrick Kierkegaard

Addresses: Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Nottingham, UK; [now at Department of Computing and Electronic Systems, University of Essex, UK]

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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLSE.2008.018288

International Journal of Liability and Scientific Enquiry, 2008 Vol.1 No.4, pp.411 - 417

Published online: 14 May 2008 *

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