Sex, Violence & Addiction: What’s Up with Games Research?

Games cause violence and sexism as well as addiction just like methamphetamines, right?  We hear bad news about games all the time.  But what does the actual research say?  How do you reply to someone who calls games “digital heroin?”  Can “sexist” games lead to violence toward women?  Do imaginary guns rather than real guns contribute to mass shootings in the US and elsewhere?  Find out the answers to these questions and more from a panel of leading psychologists and games researchers.


Christopher J Ferguson [Professor, Stetson Univesity], Jo Mitchell [Project Leader, The Mind Room], Grant Devilly [Associate Professor, Griffith University], Aaron Drummond [Lecturer, Massey University], James Sauer [Senior Lecturer, University of Tasmania], Daniel Johnson [Professor, Queensland University of Technology]