Presenter(s): Angela Devlin
Title: Violence in Virtual Reality Video Games: The Impact on Aggressive Behaviors of Adolescents
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Katherine Van Allen, Psychology

Although previous studies have examined the link between violence in video games and aggressive behavior, current research must consider advancing technology, such as the degree of realism and increased sense of control provided by virtual reality gaming. The number of adolescents who play video games is increasing, just as the popularity of virtual reality gaming. The proposed study will examine the role of virtual reality technology in the newest video games - especially violent games- and the possible effect on an adolescent’s behavior.