Hey Gang! I’m getting close to wrapping up this series on the topic, “Does Video Game Violence Cause Children and Adolescents to Become Violent?” In this segment, I cover the findings and limitations of the research on the effects of video game violence. People, including me, can toss their opinions about but what does the research say about this controversial topic? I’ve scoured the literature and did my best to summarize the findings. As new research is published over time, this conversation will evolve for certain. Since the video games are evolving so rapidly themselves, this is definitely a moving target. I hope you find this segment informative and engaging. Be sure to come back shortly for the next installment as I wrap things up and give advice on what we can do as parents to mitigate the potential effects of gaming violence on kids and teens.
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Dr. Brooks is a Licensed Psychologist and the Director of the Austin Psychology & Assessment Center (ApaCenter). He provides therapy, consultation, and coaching services to adolescents and adults. His areas of specialization and professional interests include mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy,solution-oriented therapy, feedback informed treatment (FIT), positive psychology, positive computing, empirically-supported treatment, and existential issues.