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Violent video games as exemplary teachers of aggression

Iowa State University researcher Dr. Doug Gentile studied 2,500

children and adolescents and found that violent video games do indeed foster

hostile actions and aggressive behaviors. Here’s the money quote:

We know a lot about how to be an effective teacher, and we know a lot

about how to use technology to teach. Video games use many of these techniques

and are highly effective teachers. So we shouldn’t be surprised that violent

video games can teach aggression.

Get the full

story at the ISU News Service



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