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Video games and aggression
Research studies
Meta-analyses
Gentile & Anderson (2003): Meta-analysis found a consistent link between violent game play and
aggressive behaviour. This link was true for children and adults and was stronger in more recent
studies with newer (and so more violent) games.


Experimental studies
Gentile & Stone…

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There exists a publication bias whereby studies with positive results are more likely to be published,
giving a biased view of the studies carried out in this area (Ferguson, 2007)


Synoptic
A physiological explanation has been found between games and aggression. Weber et al. (2006)
used fMRI and found that…

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