Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Pro to the question "Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?"
"[E]ffects from playing violent video games have been shown for (a) increased aggressive behavior, (b) hostile affect, (c) physiological arousal, (d) aggressive cognitions, and (e) reductions in prosocial behavior, possibly from desensitization… In video games, the process of identification with the aggressor, active participation, repetitive actions, a hostile virtual reality, and reinforcement for aggressive actions are all strong mechanisms for the learning and retention of aggressive behaviors and attitudes."
Cowritten with Ed Donnerstein, "The New Media of Violent Video Games: Yet Same Old Media Problems?," Clinical Pediatrics, Aug. 22, 2013
Experts Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to violence and video games; and top-level federal government officials significantly involved in media violence and related issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2015-present