Scientific studies have found no link between video games and violent behavior.
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Do video games trigger violent behavior?Then President Donald Trump weighed in, charging Monday that "gruesome and grisly video games" contribute to a "glorification of violence".The Entertainment Software Association, the biggest video game trade group, reiterated its position that there is no causal connection between video games and violence.Patrick Markey, a psychology professor at Villanova University who focuses on video games, found in his research that men who commit severe acts of violence actually play violent video games less than the average male.Another study by Markey and his colleagues showed that violence tends to dip when a new violent movie or video game comes out, possibly because people are at home playing the game or in theaters watching the movie.After the 2013 meetings wrapped, the White House called on research on the effect of media and video games on gun violence but nothing substantial came out of that.Another reason, according to Markey, is that video games can look disturbing to people who aren't gamers.
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