Here is several summaries of the research to date. The research remains inconsistent and experts continue to disagree. While some lab studies do show children imitating the aggressive behavior they watched, critics point out that these studies are contrived and artificial. Longitudinal research shows some correlation, but those results are also mixed, and cannot be interpreted as causal as they might indicate a third variable:

And some research suggests a link between media that has bad language and aggressive behavior in teens:


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