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Video Games and Violence

Bartholow’s research has also explored how media such as video games affect aggressive behavior. One such project revealed the desensitizing effect of violent video games. When subjects were shown photos designed to elicit emotional responses, those with more exposure to violent games had smaller brain responses to photos depicting violence than those with less exposure.

Alcohol and Racial Bias

Bruce Bartholow
Associate Professor, Psychology
UM Columbia

By Brittany Barr