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Practice makes perfect when it comes to aggression in video games

Practice makes perfect when it comes to aggression in video games

AMES, Iowa, March 24 (UPI) -- Kids deepen aggression playing video games by playing them over and over again.
Alex Cukan
Media violence a risk factor for bullying

Media violence a risk factor for bullying

AMES, Iowa, July 17 (UPI) -- Knowing students' risks for aggression can help schools determine which students may be more likely to get in fights or bully others, U.S. researchers say.

Program yields healthier eating in kids

AMES, Iowa, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The Switch program, "Switch what You Do, View and Chew," increases healthier eating and reduces TV and computer screen time in children, U.S. researchers say.

Study IDs video-game addiction in youths

AMES, Iowa, April 20 (UPI) -- An Iowa State University study concluded that 8.5 percent of young people can become behaviorally addicted to video games.

Kid TV ratings don't reflect content

AMES, Iowa, March 4 (UPI) -- U.S. psychologists said that TV ratings don't accurately reflect the aggressive content found in shows popular among children -- including cartoons.

Video games improve surgeon dexterity

BOSTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Some video games improve gamers' dexterity as well as their ability to problem-solve -- attributes useful in students and surgeons, U.S. researchers said.

TV mental health counseling unflattering

AMES, Iowa, May 2 (UPI) -- Psychological counseling on TV programs like NBC's "Frasier" and HBO's "The Sopranos" make viewers less likely to seek counseling, a U.S. study said.

Study: Violent images promote violence

AMES, Iowa, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Exposure to violent images in media increases the likelihood of aggressive behavior, with violent video games a special concern, a U.S review found.

Video games can teach aggression

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- A study of 2,500 U.S. youths found that video games are indeed effective teaching tools that can teach hostile actions and aggressive behaviors.

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