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Researcher: No Evidence For Link Between Video Game Violence & Real Life Violence

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Two mass shootings in the space of 24 hours in El Paso Texas and Dayton Ohio have shocked the nation and sent lawmakers scrambling for answers. 

Some have placed the blame on violent video games and other media. 

Stetson University associate professor of Psychology Chris Ferguson joins Intersection for a conversation about why policymakers focus on video games in the aftermath of violent events, and whether there’s a link between virtual violence and real life violence.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

A recent transplant to the Sunshine State, Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of ... Read Full Bio »