Jul 26, 2020
Video games don't make people violent new metastudy finds
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A new study from New Zealand’s Massey University found that in many cases there is no reason to believe violent video games cause violent behaviour.

Senior lecturer at Massey University and lead author of the study Aaron Drummond said there has been a rise in exposure to violent video games, and that in the highest quality studies, the effect is so small that it is indistinguishable from zero.

You can read a written version of this story on the Pixel Sift website: Study of 21,000 participants finds violent video games have no significant effect on behaviour

This episode was reported by Jason Head and Mitchel Loh. Edited by Jason Head. Gianni Di Giovanni is the Executive Producer.

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