Violent Video Games and Aggression

Violent Video Games and Aggression

The question whether playing violent video games causes physical aggression has been an important one in research since the 1980s (Cooper & Mackie, 1986). Even though hundreds of studies have been conducted since, the debate about the link between video games and aggression is still ongoing not only in scientific circles but also in politics and the mass media (Bushman & Huesmann, 2014).

The Relationship between Anxiety Sensitivity and Symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Troubled Childhood—The Norm?

It seems as though most of us did not grow up in an Ozzie-and-Harriett-type household. According to recent data collected by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, six out of 10 American adults had difficult childhoods. You may have endured physical, verbal, or sexual abuse or lived through domestic violence, alcohol or drug abuse, or divorce. A family member may have had a mental illness or may have been incarcerated.