CNN Article Cites Bushman Research on Screen Violence Impact

July 25, 2016
Brad Bushman

A recent CNN article cited Professor of Communication and Psychology Brad Bushman in an article on his research supporting a recent statement that screen violence is harmful for kids. The American Academy of Pediatrics released a policy statement that violence in video games, television shows and movies is associated with aggressive behavior and thoughts in children. Bushman, though not involved in the statement, spoke to his research that shows these events do frighten children. The statement authors called for the federal government to look into development of its own media rating system separate from the entertainment industry’s ratings.