This Valentine’s Day, a girl gave me something I honestly wasn’t expecting. Granted, she also gave it to everyone else in her address book but hey, I’m not jealous.
Yes, yesterday, Carole Lieberman finally provided the blogosphere with “examples of research linking video games to real life violence (including rape).” Do the various studies, papers, and opinion pieces she provided actually back up her claims? I’ll leave that to you.
-American Psychological Association’s Resolution on Violence in Video Games and Interactive Media
-How Fantasy Becomes Reality (Karen Dill)
-Attorney General's Commission on Pornography (1986)
-Influence of Media Violence on Youth (Craig Anderson and others)
-Violent Video Game Effects on Aggression, Empathy, and Prosocial Behavior in Eastern and Western Countries: A Meta-Analytic Review (Craig Anderson, Brad Bushman and others)
-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Correspondent Andrew Eisen