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No link between violent behaviour and games, claim psychologists

American Psychological Association (APA) have claimed that there is not enough evidence to support a link between violent behaviour and violent video games, as part of a recent review of a report on the subject created in 2015.

Violence is a complex social problem that likely stems from many factors that warrant attention from researchers, policymakers and the public.
~Sandra L. Shullman PhD, APA President

Attributing violence to video gaming is not scientifically sound and draws attention away from other factors, such as a history of violence, which we know from the research is a major predictor of future violence.
The 2015 resolution does state there being “a small, reliable association between violent video game use and aggressive outcomes, such as yelling and pushing” but that “research findings are difficult to extend to more violent outcomes.”.

Head here to read the APA’s updated resolution here.
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