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What are the effects of violent video games on teens mental

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What are the effects of violent video games on teens mental health?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Olsen replied 5 years ago.
Hi, Welcome to JA. There are a number of researches on the effects of video games to adolescents. Their implications are negative. Video games may increase video game addiction, aggression, hostility and lowered school performance in teenagers. But, some researchers indicate that violent video games can increase aggression in some individuals, depending on their personalities referring to
the Five-Factor Model, five personality traits: neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness and conscientiousness. Teens with some traits may be more vulnerable to the negative effects of violent video games.
Those traits are: high neuroticism (e.g., easily upset, angry, depressed, emotional, etc.), low agreeableness (e.g., little concern for others, indifferent to others feelings, cold, etc.) and low conscientiousness (e.g., break rules, don't keep promises, act without thinking, etc.). Please let me know if you have more questions or I have overlooked any. P.S. Please remember to click the green accept button. Feel free to continue the discussion; my goal is to get you the best answers possible. Warm regards,

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