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Mothers with PTSD Drawn to Violent Entertainment; Children May Suffer
A study of 76 mothers with a history of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has found that these mothers watch more violent programming than other mothers, said researchers at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in ...
Videogame Violence Affects Brain Function
Teens who play violent video games experience decreased activity in parts of the brain associated with control and concentration and increased activity in the areas linked to emotional arousal, a study by Indiana University researchers shows. Comparing two...
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Video Game Fun Rooted in Basic Psychological Needs
New video games and cutting-edge consoles freshly unwrapped, millions of gamers are now sitting down with for what most perceive as a bit of post-holiday fun. However, researchers at the University of Rochester in New York report that the motivation to play...
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Racing Video Games May Lead to Real-Life Crashes
Men and women who play virtual driving games such as Grand Theft Auto are more likely to report engaging in hazardous driving and getting into accidents when the hit the road in real life, show German studies of 198 people. In one study researchers had som...
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Even E-Rated Games May Harm Kids, Show 3 New Studies
Just in case you doubted recent findings on the startling effects of video games on real-life behaviors, University of Iowa researchers have published a book discussing three new studies showing striking correlations between even cartoon-like video games an...
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