While the effect of violent video games has been an oft-debated subject--some argue that violent games merely draw the attention of those prone to violent behavior--the study found that players were more aggressive than before the research began.
Furthermore, the more they played violent games, the more aggressive the players were in real life. Meanwhile, those that had less exposure to violent games did not see as much of a growth in aggressive behavior.
The study is "pretty good evidence" that violent games lead to violent behavior, commented University of Michigan research director Dr. L. Rowell Huesman.
The research was conduced across three groups: 181 Japanese students ages 12 to 15, 1,050 Japanese students aged 13 to 18, and 364 US kids ages 9 to 12. The Japanese children rated their own aggressive behavior, as did the US group, though additional data on the US group came from peers and teachers.
I think all this proves is that a lot of Japanese people are ****ed up.
Tentacle hentai. Need I say more?
Half of the subject pool were US kids.
Half About 400, which is a nonetheless sizable N.
Still, I don't know. These kinds of "tests" are incredibly simplistic and fall very short of providing any kind of definitive answer.
My thoughts are it's just more anti-_______ propaganda from crazies trying to push their agendas.
How about religion?
Religion is probably one of the MOST violence causing agents in the history of mankind itself.
I guess that means we should ban all religion too?
Who's the control group? Kids who don't play video games? (God help us if someone thinks that's a representative sample of American kids.) Kids who play E titles exclusively? I'm curious what the peer review for this study looks like.
181 Japanese kids + 1050 Japanese kids = 1231 Japanese kids
364 American kids
Not what I'd call half.