The American Psychology Association has released a special issue of its “Review of General Psychology” called “Video Games: Old Fears and New Directions,” which features new research on violent videogames and their impact on children. According to guest editor Christopher J. Ferguson, an expert in violence and videogames and an associate professor at Texas A&M International University’s Department of Behavioral Sciences, there is no conclusive research that violent videogames cause violence in kids.
Makes me feel a little better about my nephew secretly watching me play Dead Space. Don’t know if you should go buy your 5 year old Call of Duty, but it’s nice to know it may not have a drastic effect. No doubt the controversy will continue nonetheless.
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