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Konijn, Elly A.; Bijvank, Marije Nije; Bushman, Brad J. – Developmental Psychology, 2007
This study tested the hypothesis that violent video games are especially likely to increase aggression when players identify with violent game characters. Dutch adolescent boys with low education ability (N=112) were randomly assigned to play a realistic or fantasy violent or nonviolent video game. Next, they competed with an ostensible partner on…
Descriptors: Reaction Time, Males, Fantasy, Video Games
Rhen, Brad – Education Week, 2011
A new video game in which the player stalks and shoots fellow students and teachers in school settings is drawing fire from school district officials. "School Shooter: North American Tour 2012" is a first-person game that allows the player to move around a school and collect points by killing defenseless students and teachers. The game,…
Descriptors: Violence, Video Games, Popular Culture, Mass Media Effects
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Kirsh, Steven J. – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 1998
Investigated the effects of playing violent versus non-violent video games on the interpretation of ambiguous provocation situation. Found that children playing a violent video game responded more negatively to three of six ambiguous provocation story questions than children playing the non-violent video game. Data suggest that playing violent…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Aggression, Attribution Theory, Bias
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Olson, Cheryl K.; Kutner, Lawrence A.; Warner, Dorothy E. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
Numerous policies have been proposed at the local, state, and national level to restrict youth access to violent video and computer games. Although studies are cited to support policies, there is no published research on how children perceive the uses and influence of violent interactive games. The authors conduct focus groups with 42 boys ages 12…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Video Games, Focus Groups, Males
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Shibuya, Akiko; Sakamoto, Akira; Ihori, Nobuko; Yukawa, Shintaro – Simulation & Gaming, 2008
A 1-year panel study of 591 children in fifth grade explored the accumulative effects of the presence and contexts of video game violence on aggression and the antiviolence norm in Japan, on the basis of a comprehensive content analysis of video game violence. The results suggest that contextual effects of violent video games are quite complex,…
Descriptors: Video Games, Statistical Data, Foreign Countries, Content Analysis
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Eastin, Matthew S. – Human Communication Research, 2007
Most research on violent video game play suggests a positive relationship with aggression-related outcomes. Expanding this research, the current study examines the impact group size, game motivation, in-game behavior, and verbal aggression have on postgame play hostility. Consistent with previous research, group size and verbal aggression both…
Descriptors: Play, Video Games, Aggression, Psychological Patterns
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Williams, Charles F.; Hawke, Catherine – Social Education, 2010
Of the three branches of government, the Supreme Court usually receives the least national attention. Not so this year. In addition to another changing of the guard with the retirement of Justice Stevens and the nomination of Elena Kagan, the 2009-2010 term generated a great deal of controversy. And in a number of instances, the public's keen…
Descriptors: Federal Courts, Personnel Selection, Retirement, Labor Turnover
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Kwah, Helen – Cultural Studies of Science Education, 2012
In their paper, Munoz and El-Hani propose to bring video games into science classrooms to promote culturally sensitive ethics and citizenship education. Instead of bringing "educational" games, Munoz and El-Hani take a more creative route and include games such as Fallout 3[R] precisely because they are popular and they reproduce ideological and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Ethics, Citizenship Education, Science Teachers
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Gentile, Douglas, A.; Lynch, Paul, J.; Linder, Jennifer Ruh; Walsh, David, A. – Journal of Adolescence, 2004
Video games have become one of the favorite activities of American children. A growing body of research is linking violent video game play to aggressive cognitions, attitudes, and behaviors. The first goal of this study was to document the video games habits of adolescents and the level of parental monitoring of adolescent video game use. The…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Adolescents, Video Games, Violence
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Sherry, John L. – Human Communication Research, 2001
Cumulates findings across existing empirical research on the effects of violent video games to estimate overall effect size and discern important trends and moderating variables. Suggests there is a smaller effect of violent video games on aggression than has been found with television violence on aggression. (SG)
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavioral Science Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Mass Media Effects
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Kearney, Paul; Pivec, Maja – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2007
Sex and violence in video games is a social issue that confronts us all, especially as many commercial games are now being introduced for game-based learning in schools, and as such this paper polls teenage players about the rules their parents and teachers may or may not have, and surveys the gaming community, ie, game developers to parents, to…
Descriptors: Social Problems, Video Games, Violence, Sexuality
Walsh, Mark – Education Week, 2010
Arizona's variation on government vouchers for religious schools and California's prohibition on the sale of violent video games to minors present the top two cases with implications for education in the U.S. Supreme Court term that formally begins Oct. 4. New Justice Elena Kagan brings to the court extensive education policy experience as a…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Video Games, Court Litigation, Federal Courts
Kirsh, Steven J. – 1997
Although positive effects of children playing video games have been found, recent research suggests that exposure to violent video games may lead to an increase in aggressive behavior. This study investigated the effects of playing violent versus nonviolent video games on the interpretation of ambiguous provocation situations. Participants were 52…
Descriptors: Aggression, Ambiguity, Attribution Theory, Grade 4
Zirkel, Perry A. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2003
Analyzes federal district court case involving legal action against certain companies that produced violent video games, a violent motion picture, or maintained pornographic websites. Parents of three Kentucky high school students shot and killed by another student who regularly viewed the aforementioned material brought suit. The court dismissed…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, High Schools, Homicide, Legal Responsibility
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Eastin, Matthew S. – Human Communication Research, 2006
Adding depth and breadth to the general aggression model, this paper presents three experiments that test the relationships among user and opponent gender representation, opponent type, presence, and aggressive thoughts from violent video game play. Studies 1 and 2 suggest that females experience greater presence and more aggressive thoughts from…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Video Games, Aggression, Females
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