The video above from psych2go looks at the relationship between video game violence and real life aggression the majority of studies seem to find that aggression and violent video games are linked, but these studies were not conducted under objective conditions and only measured short term effects.
The us supreme court ruled that violent video games do not cause youth to act aggressively in brown v entertainment merchants association (2011) the us supreme court ruled 7-2 that california could not ban the sale of violent video games to minors. I'm hearing more and more people saying the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts, trump said but some experts' findings disagree.
The recent release of grand theft auto 5 and the discovery that the washington navy yard gunman was obsessed with violent video games has led to yet another series of media claims that video games cause violence. “playing violent video games increases aggressive thoughts, angry feelings, and physiological arousal” lacking such a study, scientists have studied video game violence in more limited ways. The 20-year-old who killed 20 first-graders and six educators at sandy hook elementary in connecticut in 2012 played violent video games so did the 24-year-old who shot dozens of people in an aurora, colo, movie theater that same year [source: jaccarino . The data demonstrated a consistent relationship between violent video game use and increases in aggressive behavior, cognition, and effect, according to the apa task force on violent media report video game violence also leads to decreases in pro-social behavior, empathy, and sensitivity to aggression, the task force added.
Games also create a system of constant reinforcement, rewarding behaviors practiced again and again determining the relationship between video games and violence “may take 20 or 30 years” “video games could be expected to have a larger effect than media violence the player is participating. Scientists have investigated the use of violent video games for more than two decades but to date, there is very limited research addressing whether violent video games cause people to commit acts of criminal violence, said mark appelbaum, the task force chair.
Video game violence may lead to real violence but experts aren't sure read studies on video game violence and see famous lawsuits against companies.
Violent video games don't lead to increases in violent crimes, study finds new study from researchers at villanova and rutgers sheds light on the effect violent games have on real-world behavior.