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Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019 12:12 am

Do violent video games contribute to violence in society?

 

The UIS Engaged Citizenship Common Experience (ECCE) Speaker Series Program continues with the discussion “Violent Video Games – The Myths, the Research and the Red Dead Redemption.” The speaker, Christopher Ferguson, holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida.  He will offer tips for separating the panic rhetoric from good data on issues related to video game use and its impact on children.  He will also present suggestions for improving the quality of advocacy and remaining data-focused.  The ECCE Speaker Series curriculum is designed to foster the understandings of diversity, citizenship, issues of common concern and an active interest in making a difference in the world. It strives to introduce the public and students to diverse perspectives and values open discussion and participation, which each event encourages as a major component of active citizenship. In particular, the ECCE Speaker Series features speakers and activities that exemplify engagement in civic life, enrich our understanding of and promote respect for the diversity of our communities, whether local or global, and inspire everyone to take on their social responsibility.  All Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.


Violent video games
Jan 28, 6pm Mon
Brookens Auditorium, UIS
1 University Plaza
206-8507
Free

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