Last updated on: 5/3/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Marianna King, MA Biography

Title:
Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Colorado State University
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?"
Reasoning:

“An overlooked but highly potent factor in youth violence and gun violence is the influence of first-person shooter video games. Neuroscientific research during the past decade has shown conclusively that media violence and especially violent video games cause increased aggressive and violent behavior.”

Comment in response to Toni Irving’s article “Moving the Needle on Youth Violence,” pndblog.typepad.com, Mar. 6, 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to violence and video games. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to media violence and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Adjunct Professor, Colorado State University, Dec. 2012-present
  • President, One World Development, Aug. 1995-present
  • Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico, Jan. 2005-Aug. 2012
  • Professor in Residence, Keene State College, June 1988-May 1990
Education:
  • MA, Sociology and Management, University of California at Los Angeles, 1982
  • MA, Sociology, California State University at Fullerton, 1979
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?