Jarren Nylund

Whether Violent Video Games Increase Aggression Spurs Violent Debate

(Developmental Psychology)

Two Competing Theories in the Literature

Study 1 — Support for Social Learning Theory

IMAGE: The cover art for one of the realistic violent video games used in the Konjin and colleagues (2007) study, Killzone. © Sony Computer Entertainment.

Study 2—Support for Drive-Reduction Theory

IMAGE: The cover art for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, a popular violent video game in South Korea that was likely one of the games played by the participants of Lee and colleagues' (2021) study. © PUBG Corporation.

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