Violent Video Games Review on Kotaku

Violent Video Games Review on Kotaku

I wanted to take the time to write a bit about violent games research, as I have read a ton of the research (including most of Bushman’s and Ferguson’s works) and written numerous literature reviews on the subject. But honestly, I am sick of it, sick of having to explain it, and tired of people going crazy over violent video games. However, anyone that is interested, here is a good place to go and learn.

My opinion on the subject as a psychologist (formerly in schools) and game researcher:

Violent video games are a risk factor. Combined with a lot of other risk factors like trait hostiliy, mental illness, abuse, substance use, family problems, etc., it can contribute to violence. For the average person, it has virtually no negative effect whatsoever.

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About Jonathan Frye

Ph.D. student at NYU. Game researcher. Game Design/Usability/Theory nerd. Research focus on psychology of players. RA for Games for Learning Institute. View all posts by Jonathan Frye

2 responses to “Violent Video Games Review on Kotaku

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    Hey outstanding blog! Does running a blog like this take a large amount of
    work? I have absolutely no knowledge of programming however I was hoping to start my
    own blog soon. Anyway, should you have any suggestions or tips for new blog owners please share.
    I know this is off topic however I simply had to ask.
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    • Jonathan Frye

      Thanks! Making a blog on WordPress is super easy. You do not have to be a programmer at all unless you are doing some really custom stuff. WordPress has all the tools you need. The work is just in deciding what to post.

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