The impact of violent video games: an overview

Craig A. Anderson, Wayne Warburton

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    This chapter reviews the international research on the impact of violent video games on children and adolescents. Though some helpful effects of video game playing have been reported, the research has found many negative consequences, especially after excessive playing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGrowing up fast and furious
    Subtitle of host publicationreviewing the impacts of violent and sexualised media on children
    EditorsWayne Warburton, Danya Braunstein
    Place of PublicationSydney
    PublisherFederation Press
    Number of pages29
    ISBN (Print)9781862878235
    Publication statusPublished - 2012


    • Computer games
    • Child development
    • Adolescent development
    • Children
    • Adolescents
    • Effects
    • Aggression
    • Violence
    • Causal factors
    • Literature reviews

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