Studying Studies: Violent Video Game Research at the University of Michigan

A series of articles at The Wii PlayBox discuss and assess the validity of high-profile studies on social effects of video games. This specific article examines research put out from the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research. Their studies have claimed that video games decrease time for school work, can desensitize gamers to violence, thereby increasing aggression, and most controversially claimed that video games are a social health threat.

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SaiyanFury3966d ago

Bah, I've been playing video games for over 20 years. I've played both violent and non-violent games and I've never had any increased aggression. Maybe some kids get increased aggression, but I've never borne witness to it. Maybe parents should pay more attention to the games their kids are playing rather than simply blaming videogames on society's woes.