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Friday, June 24 • 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Panel - Community of Interest: Violence and Games

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Since the coin-op era, mainstream media have been obsessed with the alleged link between video games and violence. But decades of research have often shown that something entirely different is happening in the minds of players. This panel brings together a researcher, a games journalist and a psychologist who specializes in treating adolescents. They’ll offer their perspectives on this fraught topic and look for a path forward.

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Greg Toppo

Author, The Game Believes in You
Greg Toppo is is the author of The Game Believes In You: How Digital Play Can Make Our Kids Smarter (St. Martin’s Press, 2015) and a journalist with nearly 25 years of experience, most of it covering education. A graduate of St. John’s College in Santa Fe, N.M., he taught in both... Read More →

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Brian Crecente

Founding Editor and Executive Editor, Polygon
Brian Crecente is a founding editor and the executive editor for Polygon. The former editor-in-chief of Kotaku, Crecente was educated at the University of Maryland, College Park. He began his career as a journalist with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He covered crime and public safety... Read More →
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Patrick Markey

Director of the Interpersonal Research Lab, Villanova University
Dr. Patrick Markey is a Professor of Psychology, the Director of the Interpersonal Research Laboratory at Villanova University, and a former President of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research. He is widely recognized as an expert on how violent video games affect our behavior... Read More →
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Eric Schleifer

Dr. Schleifer has been working with teens, tweens, and their parents on gaming-related issues for over 15 years in private practice. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the long and short-term effects of video games on children, and is currently working on a book to help parents use video... Read More →

Friday June 24, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Room 105