Bushman on Violent Media, Aggression and Causation

January 6, 2020
Brad Bushman

Brad Bushman, professor of communication, was interviewed by CNBC about the research effects of studying aggression and violent video games.

While some psychologists have produced studies showing a link between violent media consumption and aggression, Bushman cautions against jumping immediately to causative conclusions.

"You can’t measure violent, criminal behavior in a laboratory experiment," said Bushman. "For example, we can't give our participants guns and knives and see what they'll do with them after they play a violent game."

Watch the full feature on YouTube.