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Annotated Bibliography Fraser, Ashley, Laura Padilla-Walker, Sarah Coyne, Larry Nelson, and Laura Stockdale. Journal of Youth & Adolescence. 5th ed. Vol. 41. VAn Godewijckstraat: Springer Science & Business Media B.V., n.d. 636-49. EBSCO Host. Web. 1 Dec. 2012. This article is about the association between violent video gaming and lowered empathetic reactions to friends, family and strangers. The study included 780 students from four universities in the United States. Their age range was from 18-29, 69% female, and 69% Caucasian. Their research resulted in little to moderate effects from playing violent video games and lower empathetic reactions. I found their results to be skewed because of the participants in the study be mostly women. As an avid gamer I know that the majority of violent video games are played by men not women. Also more often than not, in my opinion, women are more empathetic than men. I’m not sure whether this answers my question, do violent video games desensitize the teens that play them. Kirsh, Steven J. Aggression & Violent Behavior. 4th ed. Vol. 8. Oxford: Pergamon Press- An Imprint of Elsevier Science, 2003. 377. EBSCO Host. Web. 1 Dec. 2012. This article looks to explain the acts of teen violence that happened during the time of publication. Their research suggests that violent video games cause aggressive behavior, aggressive affect, aggressive cognition, and physiological arousal. But the influence of violent games on youths had yet to be established. This is another questionable article because it doesn’t say where it got its info. It says that the research showed results but those results were not checked against youths. So whether this is a good source or not I can’t really tell. Unsworth, Gabrielle, Grant J. Devilly, and Tony Ward. "The Effect of Playing Violent Video Games on Adolescents: Should Parents be
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