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The Effect of Video Games and Computers on Young People

Research has yet to establish a reliable causal link between video game play and aggressive
behaviour. The `bi-directional model' proposed by Gentile and Anderson suggests that
although playing violent video games may cause an increase in aggressive behaviour, it is…

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A longitudinal study by Anderson et al followed 430 7-9 year old children over one school
year. They found that children who has high exposure to violent video games became more
verbally and physically aggressive and less pro-social (as rated by themselves, teachers and
peers). This research suggests that repeated…


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