Long-term RCT: playing violent video games does not make people more violent (open; ht: )
Just published: Does spending 2 months playing a violent video game (Grand Theft Auto V) cause more aggression than playing a non-violent video game (Sims 3) or no game at all? No.
New study on violent games concludes "No significant changes were observed..no effects were observed between baseline and posttest directly after the intervention, nor between baseline and a follow-up assessment 2 months after..."
Another tidbit from this longitudinal study: The correlation between two measures of aggressive cognition (lexical decision, word-stem completion) is a mere r = .18. I'm concerned about our field's measurement validity!
Longitudinal intervention study on violent video games. And the findings are..... "No significant changes were observed, neither when comparing the group playing a violent video game to a group playing a non-violent game, nor to a passive control group."
Nature study has non-gamers play GTA5 for 2 months and has them them complete a bajillion measures of violence. No effects relative to The Sims 3 players and control group. A pretty solid experimental & longitudinal study. (Hat tip to )
Does playing violent video games cause aggression? NO according to this longitudinal intervention study
Does playing violent video games cause aggression? A longitudinal intervention study #GrandTheftAutoV
Longitudinal controlled intervention tests causal relationship between violent video games and actual violence and finds: "No significant changes were observed... when comparing the group playing a violent video game to a group playing a non-violent game"
Longitudinal study finds playing violent video games doesn't make adults more aggressive (though big caveat: sample size is small n = 90)
Although this study ostensibly focuses on #Violence in #videogames and #Aggression it's worth noting the results also indicate playing a sexualized game (GTA) had no impact on rape myth acceptance. might help modulate some causal claims.
So, does playing violent games promote aggressive behavior? A longitudinal intervention study has tested this. Participants played either 1) Grand Theft Auto 5, 2) Sims 3, or 3) no game at all. Two months later, tests showed no significant change.
Does playing violent video games cause aggression? A longitudinal intervention study
Does playing violent video games cause aggression? A longitudinal intervention study "The present results thus provide strong evidence against the frequently debated negative effects of playing violent video games in adults..."