Researchers find link between violence in video games and aggression
POSTED: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 10:00pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 31, 2012 - 10:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Apparently, the link between violent video games and aggressive behavior is not an imagined one after all.
Researchers at Ohio State University studied seventy university students who played violent or nonviolent video games for twenty minutes each day for three days.
They found those who played violent games were more hostile and aggressive than those who played nonviolent games.
They say repeated exposure to such violence could have a cumulative effect.
Experts say, the study establishes an association between violent video games and aggression, but by no means a cause-and-effect relationship.