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Violent Video Games Can Increase Aggression

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Playing violent video games like Doom, Wolfenstein 3D or Mortal Combat can increase a person1s aggressive thoughts, feelings and behavior both in laboratory settings and in actual life, according to two studies appearing in the April issue of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

May Be More Harmful Than Violent Television and Movies Because of the Interactive Nature of the Games


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