APA Task Force on Violent Media

The APA Council of Representatives has approved The Task Force on Violent Media to review the 2005 Resolution on Violence in Video Games and Interactive Media (PDF, 89KB).

The Children, Youth and Families Office is providing the staff support for the Task Force on Violent Media. Approved by the Board of Directors in January 2013, the Task Force will oversee a comprehensive review of the scientific literature. Based on that review, the Task Force will evaluate the 2005 APA Resolution on Violence in Video Games and Interactive Media. If necessary, a revised policy statement will be developed. The Task Force had its first meeting in June 2013.

The Task Force will be considering all published, peer reviewed, publicly accessible literature that is available for review on or before Aug. 12, 2013.

Members

  • Chair: Mark Appelbaum, PhD
  • Sandra Calvert, PhD
  • Kenneth Dodge, PhD
  • Sandra Graham, PhD
  • Gordon N. Hall, PhD
  • Sherry Hamby, PhD
  • Larry Hedges, PhD