A husband and wife team from Harvard released a book last April that attempts to erase some years old concerns about violent video games' effect on the psyche of children. The book "Grand theft Childhood : The Surprising Truth About Video Games and What Parents cans Do" was the result of a two years study conducted by Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson. The dou claimed to have spent two years with more than 1,200 junior high-aged students actually, uhm, talking to them. Their study also found that M-rated games are also popular with girls. The actually is trying to say that there is no data to support the simple-minded concerns that video games cause violence. But one gets to doubt the book when one knows that Grand Theft Auto IV was released shortly after the book was released.
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