Violent Video Games and Aggression

The American Psychological Association (APA) considers violent video games a risk factor for aggression. It is important to keep in mind that violent video game exposure is only one risk factor of aggressive behavior. For example, mental illness, adverse environments, and access to guns are all risk factors of aggression and violence.

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Does Media Coverage Inspire Copy Cat Mass Shootings?

The media gives a lot of attention to school violence, and that attention can encourage more threats of violence. Researchers focus on the implications for the media, suggesting that they not give so much attention to these violent incidents and that they avoid glorifying perpetrators.

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Does Gun Control Really Work?

More research is needed to conclude which policies are most important at preventing firearm-related deaths, but the results suggest that stricter gun-control laws may help.

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Women and the Dangers of Drinking

Men drink more alcohol than women, but women who drink are at a much higher risk for alcohol-related problems. Short-term problems from excessive drinking can include amnesia, coma, and alcohol poisoning. In the long run, alcohol abuse can lead to an increased risk of heart disease, liver disease, stroke, and various cancers. For many of these alcohol-related problems, women who drink progress to the more serious stages of these diseases more quickly and may be more likely to die from them.

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