Because of the government-funded research I led at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School on middle-schoolers and violent video games, I received many emails and phone calls after the horrific murders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT. I also had the privilege of meeting Vice President Biden and talking with him about my research and its implications for policy.
Here are some links to recent media interviews about violent video games and their potential connection to real-world violence:
- New Hampshire Public Radio, January 10
- C-SPAN, January 19
- WBUR (NPR Boston), January 24
- WNYC (NPR) New Tech City, January 28
- CNN Anderson Cooper 360, January 31
- PBS NewsHour, February 19
On the Joan Ganz Cooney Center website: my views on the need for additional research on video games, especially concerning juvenile offenders and young people with mental heath problems.
I was asked by the website Gamasutra for a jargon-free assessment of the state of video game violence research.