Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
October 2003 |Vol. 16, No. 5


Violent Video Games: Myths, Facts, and Unanswered Questions

By Craig A. Anderson, PhD

Studies provide converging evidence that exposure to media violence is a significant risk factor for aggressive and violent behavior.



  • Human Factors Expert
    I knew that getting a PhD in Psychology was geared toward preparing students for an academic career, and I had in the back of my mind that this might not be what I wanted, but I kept my thoughts to myself, and threw myself into grad school.


  • October 2003 Announcements
    Advanced Training Institute Sorts the Data; Special Research Meeting on National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being (NSCAW); Nominees Sought for National Science Foundation Distinguished Teaching Scholars Awards; American Psychological Foundation Announces: Deadlines for Upcoming Research Grants and Awards; Grants Available for Scientific Conferences: Proposals Invited; Workshop on Responsible Conduct of Research in Psychological Science: April 13–14, 2004; Conducting Research on the Internet: New Report Available; Obituaries