Presented by: Dr. Brad Bushman, Psychology and Communications Professor
In today’s popular culture, the video game industry has established itself as a major force, surpassing the movie and music industries. Most people now play video games. They are played on consoles, computers, and handheld devices (including mobile phones). The top selling video games contain lots of blood and gore. Bushman will discuss a meta-analytic review of 381 effects from violent video game studies involving over 13,000 participants. He will also discuss some reasons why people deny violent media effects.