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Running Head: DO VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES CAUSE BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS 1Do violent video games cause behavior problems?Name:Institution
major element in these games. For instance, the authors note that 90% of the video games are characterized by violent content whereas 40% entails extreme violence against other players. These statistics have triggered a lot of debate about the likely impact of violent video games on adolescents or players. Some authors contend that an individual exposure to video games that contain violent content show high levels of desensitization, aggressive affect, a decline in pro-social behavior and aggressive cognitions. However, other contends that violent video game doesnot influence an individual behavior. For instance, children who engage in violent video game in less than one hour tend to be less aggressive and better-behaved. Therefore, whether violent video games influence an individual behavior remains a controversial topic among researchers.Detailed analysis of whether violent video games cause behavior problemsViolent content in video games has been a major concern for policy makers. For instance, the Federal Trade Commission issued the U.S congress with six reports regarding violence in video games. Likewise, California in 2010 passed a law that prohibited distributors from selling to minors banned violent video. However, in 2011, the United States Supreme Court struck down the law (Cunningham, Engelstatter & Ward, 2016). Therefore, the major concern among policy makers is the relationship between psychological aggression and video