Video Games: Violence and Beyond

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It’s game on in March!

Hosted by the Griffith University Violence Research and Prevention Program, ‘Video Games: Violence and Beyond’ promises to be a lively and informative program held over two days;  3rd and 4th March at the Royal on the Park Hotel, Brisbane.

As video games become an increasingly normalised feature of our culture, childhood and family life, this topic concerns many and is hotly debated.  ‘Video Games: Violence and Beyond’ will present a rich array of views, research and debate on violence in gaming.

The program will focus on four themes:

  • research evidence for and against the role of violent games in fostering aggressive attitudes and behaviours and violent crime
  • the appeal and pervasiveness of games
  • the role of games in everyday life
  • ways in which games are approached and used in a variety of contexts

 

Conference Co-Directors, Professor Paul Mazerolle and Professor Catherine Beavis of Griffith University have gathered an impressive line-up of internationally recognised researchers and presenters to explore the thematic streams and debate the controversial issues.

To view the conference website and to register, go to:

http://www.griffith.edu.au/conference/video-games-violence-beyond

Enquiries:

Conference Coordinator:  Nickola Lukacs

07 373 55978

violenceprevention@griffith.edu.au