Playing violent video games could trigger players in being more aggressive


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Study leader Mark Appelbaum and his team are investigating the use of video games which are violent for more than 20 years but up to now there is very limited ground to say whether these games cause people to commit criminal acts.

Moreover, the study proved a steady relation between the use of violent video games and an increase in hostile behavior and aggressive cognitions and a turn down in social behavior and understanding. A report said that there is no single risk factor which affects a person to act in an aggressive way but an accumulation of risk factors which lead to violent behaviors.

In fact, violent video game use is one risk factor after reviewing the research done. APA has addressed to the video game industry to design video games which include parental control depending on the amount of violence involved. Also, games are urged to be designed that are suitable to user’s age and psychological progress.