Violence and video games has been an extremely hot topic…going all the way up to the supreme court and everyone in between having an opinoin.
But now the APA has come out and made the most powerful statement so far in this heated debate.
The American Psychological Association has said that attributing violent behaviour to video games is “not scientifically sound,” and draws attention away from other contributing factors.
The comments follow a review of the APA’s August 2015 resolution on the link between violent video games and violent behaviour, which “members of the media or policymakers have cited… as evidence that violent video games are the cause of violent behavior, including mass shootings.”
As a result, the APA has reaffirmed its position that there is no causal link between violent video games and violent behaviour.
Let’s hope this goes a long way to putting this debate to bed!
“Attributing violence to video gaming is not scientifically sound & draws attention away from other factors, such as a history of violence, which we know … is a major predictor of future violence.” @sandyapa2020 https://t.co/R6KmB8U2MR via @APA— Alicia Aebersold (@aliciacollin) March 3, 2020
APA reaffirms stance on video games and violent behaviour:— ⭐Blissy (@blissy) March 6, 2020
“Attributing violence to video gaming is not scientifically sound and draws attention away from other factors,” says APA president. https://t.co/JGMFgaAGJk
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